Barrow-in-Furness is situated in Cumbria, quite near the Lake District. Although relatively quiet and quaint, the town of Barrow-in-Furness is a great place for visitors to stay while enjoying the Lake District. One of the most popular attractions in the town is Furness Abbey, which dates back to the early 12th century. South Lakes Wild Animal Park is popular as well. There is also a Dock Museum which details the history of the industrial area of town. Visitors will find there are plenty of shopping and dining options in Barrow-in-Furness and the surrounding area.
Barrow in Furness is a town that is more commonly referred to as Barrow. This town is an industrial town that is in the area of Cumbria, England. This town is also very popular as a seaport. Barrow makes up about half of the wider area that is known as the Borough of Barrow in Furness.
The town is located about fifty-nine miles to the north west of Manchester and also about fifty-four miles to the south west of Carlisle. The town is located on the top of the Furness peninsula, which is bordered, by Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea.
The town of Barrow in Furness is situated about two hundred and twenty miles to the north west of London and also about sixty miles from the south of the Scottish border. About ten miles to the north east of the town is the English Lake District.
This town was once part of Lancashire and it was also once a small fishing village, however all of this changed in the middle of the nineteenth century.
In the 1960's shipbuilding became a significant business within the town and the ship builder within the town produced some of vessels for the navy.
Walney Island shelters the town from the Irish Sea. Walney Island has a fourteen-mile long coastline and the Jubilee Bridge connects it to the mainland.
The town has a population of about sixty thousand and the Borough of Barrow in Furness has a population of about seventy one thousand nine hundred and eighty. The town of Barrow in Furness is regarded as the largest town within Cumbria.