Barrow-in-Furness or simply Barrow is a town in the county of Cumbria, North West England. The area is surrounded by beautiful beaches and inspiring scenery, and is the gateway to the English Lake District Mountains. It is a large industrial town which grew from a tiny 19th Century hamlet to the biggest iron and steel centre in the world, and a major ship-building force, in just 40 years.
Barrow is also the Lake District Peninsulas' Premier Shopping Centre, with an excellent choice of cafes, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs. There is a vibrant public arts programme with an award winning arts and entertainment centre at Forum 28.
There are two internationally renowned nature reserves along Barrow's coastal fringe, including South Walney which is home to the largest mixed colony of herring gulls in Europe and North Walney Nature Reserve which protects the rare Natterjack Toad.
Things to See & Do
* Furness Abbey
* Barrow Indoor Market Hall
* South Lakes Wild Animal Park
* The Dock Museum
* Dalton Street
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 77.69 km²
Population – 71,980
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The town of Barrow is only minutes from the port.
Transport Links – Manchester Airport is 1 ½ hours away. There are direct train links from the airport to Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness. Trains run to Barrow from Carlisle, Manchester and Liverpool.
The town centre is easily accessible on foot from the train station. Regular bus services run throughout the town, covering most areas.