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Attractions

 

The opportunities to visit some of the charming places in the rest of the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness should not be missed.

Map of Local Attractions

 

Dalton-in-Furness, the ancient capital of Furness, is conveniently situated on the A590 only four miles from the centre of Barrow. It is a traditional market town with interesting specialist shops.  There is a Footwear outlet is located on the edge of the town, and the  Crooklands Garden Centre just off the A590. 

Some delightful villages can be found to the north of Dalton.

On the shores of the lovely Duddon Estuary lie the ancient port of Askam and Ireleth, two small villages of considerable character.  Lindal, which is just to the north of Dalton on the A590 is a quaint village set in the undulating countryside of Furness with a history allied to the mining activity in the area. Lindal is home to  Wax Lyrical, the UK's leading candle manufacturer and the most experienced producer of scented candles in Europe. The factory outlet is open to visitors. Adjacent is Chandlers, an award winning restaurant.

On the A5087 coast road lies the village of Rampside with impressive views of Roa Island,  Piel Island and Morecambe Bay. Rampside and Roa Island offer visitor accommodation, pubs and the Bosun's Locker Café, whilst the nearby lifeboat station is open to the public at weekends during the summer.

Hollywood Park Retail and Leisure Complex.

  

Entertainment  

Fitness

  • Nuffield Health  fitness and leisure club with 20m swimming pool.

Restaurants

  • MacDonald's restaurant with drive thru
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant with drive thru
  • Pizza Hut restaurant

Shopping Includes

  • Curry's Electrical Superstore
  • Dunelm
  • B&M Bargains
  • T K Maxx

Lots more...

Next to Hollywood Park is The Owl and the Pussycat, Two for One and Fuzzy Ed's Indoor Play area equipped with wobble bars, rope nets and ball pools.

FREE parking & regular bus service..

The Complex has free car parking for up to 3 hours.

Close to The Dock Museum and Channelside Haven

Hollywood Park is right next door to Barrow's flagship attraction, The  Dock Museum. The Museum has its own landscaped grounds which link to the Cumbria Coastal Way walking and cycle route and the Walney to Weir National Cycle route 20 and  Channelside Haven viewpoint for a scenic outlook on Walney Channel.


Furness Abbey

Founded in 1123, this is the second largest Cistercian Abbey in England. The magnificent ruins, which are managed by  English Heritage are set in a beautiful wooded valley - The 'Vale of Deadly Nightshade'.

More information about Furness Abbey on our History and Heritage Page.

English Heritage,
Furness Abbey,
Barrow-in-Furness,
Cumbria.
Telephone: (01229) 823420

Web:  http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server.php?show=ConProperty.149.

Opening Times & Admission prices

Please visit website:  http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server.php?show=ConProperty

Barrow Borough Residents can Visit Furness Abbey free of charge

If you pay Council Tax to Barrow Borough Council you can visit Furness Abbey free of charge.  Passes are no longer required and all existing passes cease to be valid with effect from 1st April, 2014.  Just to to the Abbey Visitors' Centre and show your current Council Tax Bill and everyone permanently living at your address can benefit from this offer.  (Not valid for Special Events where a charge is payable)

Residents' Pass Scheme : South Walney Nature Reserve

This Summer, why not visit South Walney Nature Reserve free of charge? 

Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council run a Pass Scheme for Borough residents so that they and their family can visit this wonderful local attraction without paying the admission charge.
To join the scheme residents should take their Council Tax Statement to Customer Services Desk in the Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow, where, a single or family pass will be issued. Take the pass along to the  Nature Reserve at South Walney, and enter for free.

For pass information, contact:

Customer Services,
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council.
Direct line: ( 01229) 876316

For opening hours, contact:

Cumbria Wildlife Trust at South Walney Nature Reserve: ( 01229) 471066.

Wax Lyrical

www.wax-lyrical.co.uk

Europe's largest producer of scented candles, hand finished in the traditional way. Visitors can purchase a wide variety of scented candles and home decor accessories from the Country Store.

Contact Details

Country Store,
Wax Lyrical Ltd,
Lindal-in-Furness,
Ulverston,
Cumbria LA12 0LD.

Tel: (01229) 461102.
Fax: (01229) 461101.

Web:  www.wax-lyrical.co.uk

LazerZone & PlayZone - http://1abbeyroad.co.uk/.

The Custom House Barrow's exciting and futuristic laser tag facility. A combination of sport and modern technology.

The NetZone cyber cafe at the Custom House is equipped with 3 of the latest high-speed flat screen computers. Customers are able to surf the net, pick up emails and use office applications in one location.

PlayZone, learning and development through magical adventure play. Kids Indoor Adventure Play Centre.

Tel: (01229) 823823.

Web:  http://1abbeyroad.co.uk/.

Urban Extreme

Opened in 2014.  Cumbria's Only Indoor Skate Park.  All ages and levels welcome.  Foam Pit, Café, Equipment Hire & Lessons  Prices from £3.00 per hour, 3 hours @ £7.00, Children's parties from £10 per person

For further information call 01229 343110 or visit  http://www.urbanextre.me/