The Lake District on your Doorstep
Inspirational countryside, spectacular lakes and breathtaking mountains - the Lake District has it all and it is only 25 minutes from Barrow!
There are other beautiful places to enjoy. Take time to visit...
Dalton in Furness a historic market down with traditional pubs, restaurants and locally owned shops. The South Lakes Wild Animal Park is also here with a fascinating selection animals.
Ulverston is an old market town about 8 miles from Barrow. Its cobbled streets, quirky specialist shops and traditional pubs make it very popular. It has an exciting year round programme of festivals such as Ulverston Carnival, Ulverston Lantern Procession and the woderful Dickensian Festival and Christmas Markets. There is also a popular street market held every Thursday and Sunday where you'll find plenty of organic produce and local delicacies.
Askam and Ireleth are two coastal villages well known for their beautiful beaches.
Walney Island can be accessed via Jubilee Bridge at Barrow docks. It is the eighth largest marine island in England and has a reputation as being the windiest lowland site in Britain!
Piel Island is just a stone's throw from the end of Walney and Roa Island. This 20 acre island was given to the people of Barrow by the Duke of Buccleuch as a war memorial in 1920. The island is traditionally managed by the 'King of Piel' aka the landlord of The Ship Inn, the island's only watering hole. The actor Martin Clunes attended the 'crowning' of the new King of Piel in 2008.
Click here to find out all there is to enjoy in the Lake District National Park and information about living in this beautiful part of Britain.
Click here if you are a tourist planning to visit that part of the National Park within Furness. The Cumbria Tourism website tells you everything you could wish to know about accomodation, places to visit and even the weather forecast.
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