Broughton in Furness attractions

Broughton in Furness attractions

Broughton in FurnessBroughton 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 9 miles south of Broughton 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 13 miles south of Broughton in Furness.

Furness Abbey

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 AttractionsSteam yacht Gondola, Pier Cottage, Coniston, Cumbria Tel: 015394 41288 - The National Trust owned "Gondola" is a re-built elegant coal - fired steam yacht providing the most wonderful, nostalgic sailing experience. It operates a seven day service running from Coniston Pier to Brantwood jetty with round trips of approximately 45 minutes carrying up to 86 passengers on each trip. Launched in 1859, Gondola evokes the splendour and luxury of the Victorian era where passengers can enjoy the stunning backdrop provided by the Coniston Fells and its majestic lake. About 19 miles northeast of Broughton in Furness.

Steam yacht Gondola

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 8 miles southwest of Broughton in Furness.

Laurel & Hardy Museum

Attractions Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria. Tel: 01229 717171. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway runs for seven-miles from the coastal village of Ravenglass in the Western Lake District to Dalegarth station and visitor centre in Eskdale. About 10 miles 8 miles north of Broughton in Furness..

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Attractions Hoad Monument, Ulverston. Hoad Monument is Ulverston’s most famous landmark. Erected in 1850 on Hoad Hill, it commemorates Sir John Barrow, a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society and an explorer. It is sometimes referred to as the Sir John Barrow Monument and is a replica of Eddystone Lighthouse. It is open to the public during the summer, if the flag is flying, and is well worth a visit if only for the magnificent views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. About 10 miles southwest of Broughton in Furness

Hoad Monument

AttractionsSwinside Stone Circle, Broughton in Furness - Swinside Stone Circle is one of the three most important stone circles in Cumbria, and consists of 55 stones set in a 90 foot diameter circle. Although the circle is located on private ground, it can easily be viewed from a nearby public footpath. About 4 miles west of Broughton in Furness.

 Swinside Stone Circle

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