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What to do in Barrow in Furness
Nestled between the forested hills of the Lake District and a swathe of amazing coastline, Barrow-in Furness-in Cumbria is a bustling Victorian town in a breathtaking setting. Pay a visit to its ancient abbey, park up and take advantage of the many walking and cycling routes around the city, and enjoy miles of beautiful beaches.
In your Avis hire car you can explore Barrow-in-Furness with ease. Ranked one of the top places in Britain for natural landscapes, you can catch a glimpse of the area’s diverse wildlife, including Cumbria’s only seal colony, at South Walney Nature Reserve.
A walk around the town will reveal Barrow-in-Furness’s rich heritage, with sights such as the red brick Duke of Edinburgh hotel built in 1874, Barrow Town Hall built in 1882 and the imposing Custom House built by Thomas Medley in 1866. Look out for Lakeland Laundries, once the town’s largest employer of female labour during the 1940s.
For a truly unique experience, park up and hop on the ferry to Piel Island, on the southernmost tip of the Furness peninsula. This charming little island is steeped in history. Learn about the King of Piel ritual and its Celtic roots, and make a pit stop at the famous Ship Inn pub for traditional ales and freshly caught seafood.
A day trip in Barrow in Furness
Barrow-in-Furness has the advantage of being located within reach of stunning road trips and award-winning attractions. With your Avis hire car you can take in this scenic corner of the UK at your leisure. From the Furness Peninsular, the road north to Ambleside winds through some of the Lake District’s spectacular scenery en route. Take the Wrynose Pass for some of the best countryside views.
30 minutes north of Ambleside brings you to Keswick, and the start of one of the Lake District’s most classic driving routes running south west from Keswick to Buttermere. Once past Buttermere, take the Honister Pass—one of the highest in Cumbria—for dramatic views of the surrounding landscape.
Travelling 42 miles northeast of the Furness Peninsula brings you to the start of the rolling Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines. This area of outstanding beauty is also home to the picturesque towns of Kirkby Stephen, Appleby-in-Westmorland and Alston.
From Barrow-in-Furness you can also take in views of Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells if you travel along the A590 towards Levens. Along the way consider a detour to villages such as Cartmel, Flookburgh and Grange-over-Sands.
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Barrow in Furness FAQ
How much is the price of fuel in Barrow-in-Furness?
- The average price of petrol in Barrow-in-Furness is 132.1p/litre.
What type of car is recommended for driving in Barrow-in-Furness?
- The type of car you choose depends on what you plan to do and the length of your rental. If you are travelling independently or as a couple, you might find our range of compact cars, economy cars or minis will suit your needs, while if you plan to explore further, a mid-size or luxury vehicle could provide added comfort and additional luggage space. If you are travelling as a family, check out our range of SUVs from the Prestige range, or spacious family saloons that will keep everyone comfortable.
Where are the best places to park in Barrow-in-Furness?
There are several car parks in Barrow-in-Furness. Portland Walk Car Parks and Fell Street Car Park are both well-located for visitors in the city centre.