The Furness peninsula, with its stunning coastline, unique islands and the mountains of the Lake District for a backdrop, makes for a stunning place to visit Britain. Our Barrow-in-Furness hotel is ideally located to soak up the best days out in Barrow, including the weird and wonderful Piel Island, before you enjoy an evening of entertainment with excellent venues like The Forum. Barrow is neither fancy nor pretentious – it’s the “capital of blue-collar Britain” after all – but it quietly boasts plenty of brilliant attractions and things to do.
Things to do in Barrow-in-Furness
If you fancy some retail therapy during your stay, there are plenty of options to choose from. Hollywood Retail & Leisure Park is among the most popular options away from the town centre. It’s where you’ll find Barrow’s Vue cinema as well as favourite fashion retailers such as TK Maxx. However, the main retail hub is the Portland Walk Shopping Centre at the heart of town where you’ll find high-street names such as Topshop, Debenhams and Boots. It’s next to Barrow Market, which is worth a rummage for its endless stalls of local produce and bargain deals.
The A590 connects Barrow with the M6 and the rest of the country, that is, if you’re travelling by car. By train, you’ll arrive into Barrow-in-Furness Railway Station, which is the terminus of both the Furness Line to Lancaster and the Cumbrian Coast Line to Carlisle. Walney Island is also home to the Walney Island Airport, a former commercial airport with private services across the UK throughout the week.