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Things to do

In and around Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, sits within the Furness Peninsula in South Cumbria, on the doorstep to the Lake District. Barrow is surrounded by coastline with plenty to do for families, couples or those staying in the area for business.

Cartmel & Cartmel Priory

This quaint and uncrowded gem of a village vividly retains much of it's ancient charm and atmosphere. The ancient parish was traditionally known as the Land of Cartmel, an area quite separate from the Furness peninsula. Holker Hall, associated with the Cavendish family and the Dukes of Devonshire, is situated nearby.

Conishead Priory

A very important Gothic revival country house with few peers in the north west; the distinctive two towers of the front elevation are an important local landmark

Furness Abbey

The impressive remains of an abbey founded by Stephen, later King of England, including much of the east end and west tower of the church, the ornately decorated chapter house and the cloister buildings.

Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in the picturesque Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere.

Lakeland Motor Museum

A fascinating collection of some 30,000 exhibits which trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century - motor cars, motorbikes, cycles and automobila.

Roa Island & Piel Island Castle

Access to the island is by ferry, which runs every weekend from Roa Island throughout the summer, starting at Easter time and ending in early autumn

Seldom Seen Maps

Developed by Art Gene and Morecambe Bay Partnership. These 5 maps, from the islands of Barrow to Cockerham, plot the hidden assets of this spectacular area.

The Coastal Road, Rampside & Roy’s Ices

The seaside village of Bardsea lies on the Furness Peninsula, standing on the west side of Morecambe Bay and to the south west of the town of Ulverston.


Ulverston is a fine market town in the centre of the Furness peninsula, with old buildings and a labyrinth of cobbled streets.

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