Sometimes known locally as Roosecote, Roose is a suburb of Barrow and the name has Celtic origins meaning “huts on the moor”. The settlement is recorded as far back as AD 945 but most of the buildings now date to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Roose station is mostly used by commuters and people going shopping in Barrow or further afield.
Catch the local buses to Roa Island or explore the walks from Roose to Furnesss Abbey. Information on buses below.