Barrow In Furness attractions

Barrow In Furness attractions

Barrow In FurnessBarrow In Furness lies in Cumbria, a county formed from the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and part of North Lancashire, and now England's second largest county in size. Here you will find the beautiful Lake District National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, forest trails and lakeside paths around the 16 major lakes. The almost alpine landscape of England's highest mountains are a draw for the millions of visitors who pour into the park each year, where for 200 years, it has been the inspiration for artists, poets and writers who have made their home here.

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AttractionsSouth Lakes Wild Animal Park, Dalton in Furness, Cumbria - Tel: 01229 466086 Europe's Top Tiger Conservation Centre, with a unique safari on foot with many animals wandering free in natural surroundings. About 4 miles north of Barrow In Furness.

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

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Attractions Barrow-in-Furness - Furness Abbey, Tel 01229 823420 Furness Abbey was one of the richest Cistercian monasteries in England, exceeded only by Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. The red sandstone remains are in the care of English Heritage. About one and a half miles north-east of Barrow In Furness.

Furness Abbey

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AttractionsBow Bridge is a late-medieval stone bridge across Mill Beck that carries a route to nearby Furness Abbey. The bridge is in the care of English Heritage. About half a mile north of Barrow In Furness on a minor road off A590 near Furness Abbey.

Bow Bridge

AttractionsLaurel & Hardy Museum, 4c Upper Brook Street, Ulverston LA12 7BQ Tel: 01229 582292 - Ulverstons most famous son is Stan Laurel, born on 16th June 1890. The comedians' lives are celebrated in a mind-boggling collection of memorabilia believed to be the largest in the world, including letters, photographs, personal items and furniture. A large extension gives ample room to browse and a small cinema shows films and documentaries all day. Disabled persons have full access. About 7 miles northeast of Barrow In Furness.

Laurel & Hardy Museum

Conishead Priory and Gardens

AttractionsConishead Priory and Gardens, Manjushri Centre, Ulverston - Tel 01229 584029. The Manjushrj Centre is an international Buddhist College providing a peaceful environment in which people can learn about Buddhism and meditation. Originally founded in 1160 as a hospital for the poor, it is dominated by two 100 foot octagonal towers and is an excellent example of Victorian Gothic architecture. Special features include decorative ceilings, a valted great hall with fine stained glass and a 177 feet long cloister corridor. The Oak Room contains impressive carved woodwork from the early 17th Century. About 9 miles northeast of Barrow In Furness.

Conishead Priory and Gardens

Attractions Piel Castle is located on Piel Island and is accessed by ferry boats from Roa Island on the outskirts of Barrow In Furness. The impressive ruins of a 14th-century castle with a massive keep, inner and outer baileys, and towered curtain walls still standing. It was built by the Abbot of Furness on the south-eastern point of Piel Island, to guard the deep-water harbour of Barrow-in-Furness against pirates and Scots raiders. The site is owned by English Heritage and is freely accessible in daylight hours. Access is from Roa Island, summer only; subject to tides and weather. About 3 miles northeast of Barrow In Furness on the A5087.

Piel Castle

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Other Attractions - Northumberland Attractions Durham Attractions Yorkshire attractions Lancashire Attractions Borders Attractions Dumfries Attractions. Also see Barrow In Furness Barrow In Furness travel. Also Ulverston hotels & Newby Bridge hotels.

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