Barrow-in-Furness is the historic maritime gateway to the Furness Peninsula. The town boasts one of England’s most impressive monastic ruins, Furness Abbey, which is open to the public all year. Barrow also has great shopping, cafes and restaurants. The town centre, with its Tourist Information Centre, is only 10 minutes walk from the station – taxis are available at the front of the station.
Barrow has sandy beaches nearby, especially at Roanhead, with spectacular views across the Duddon Estuary. Piel, Walney and Roa islands are really worth exploring and visitors will find much to discover in and around Barrow and the Furness peninsula,
Barrow’s modern history began with the birth of the Furness Railway; later, the town led the world in building ships and submarines. This enthralling story can be explored at the outstanding Dock Museum.
The Dock Museum in the town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria offers a wholesome experience to all the visitors. The numerous displays, exhibitions, pictures and videos showcased here focus on different aspects like the shipbuilding and the steelworks industry. It also highlights the impact of the Second World War bombings on this town. The landscaped waterfront site contains an adventure playground, public works of art and walkways and is linked to the Cumbria Coastal way.
At Barrow station, connections can also be made to the scenic Line which runs around the shores of West Cumbria and and takes travellers to Ravenglass, Maryport, Workington and Carlisle.