Barrow In Furness Holiday Cottages
Discover this big Victorian town following a series of walking and cycling routes. Admire its broad, tree-lined streets and fine sandstone buildings - reflection of its wealth and success as a major steel and shipbuilding centre. Join a guided tour of the Gothic Town Hall, featuring an imposing clock tower, oak-panelled interior and ornate stained glass.
Learn more about Barrow's intriguing past at the award-winning Dock Museum, with interactive displays and exhibitions, intricate models of ships, children's adventure playground and more.
Other hotspots include Furness Abbey, today a mass of grand, sandstone ruins but once a splendid Cistercian monastery. Also Piel Castle, built by the monks to protect the harbour from Scots - set on a tiny island and reached by ferry from Roa.
Modern-day Barrow is a thriving retail and entertainment centre, with high street names, market stalls, theatre, multi-screen cinema, trendy eateries and fantastic nightlife. It also has a lovely 45-acre park - great for escaping the hustle and bustle.
Get close to nature in a Barrow cottage
Cross the bridge to Walney Island, home to two important nature reserves where you'll find amazing flora and fauna. The Furness Peninsula is famous for its unique coastal habitats, with many more nature reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the region, making a Barrow cottage holiday ideal for all lovers of nature.