Barrow-in-Furness has an assortment of beaches: prime locations for kitesurfing, kite buggying, windsurfing and paddleboarding. They’re dog friendly too – ideal if you’ve a four-legged friend who enjoys a paddle .And with the Lake District on the doorstep, you’re never too far from the countryside.

There’s also a number big employers in Barrow, including BAE Systems, and Kimberly Clark. So plenty of career progression opportunities.

If you want an instant knighthood, go to Piel Island off Barrow-in-Furness! The landlord of the Ship Inn is known as the King of Piel Island, and he can make you a knight of Piel Island if you buy a round of drinks for all present. Sounds fair enough to us!

Schools & Education

There are a number of well-recommended schools in Barrow-in-Furness and the surrounding areas. There’s a mix of large and village-based schools, depending on your preference, and they’re placed in 15-minute increments throughout the surrounding areas – so there is plenty of choice.

Barrow is also home to Furness College, which provides a wide range of A level, vocational education and skills training to students aged over 16.  The college also offers courses for adults and works collaboratively with a range of employers, including BAE Systems and the NHS, to train apprentices and run pre-employment programmes.


Barrow-in-Furness railway station is the largest station serving the town. It’s the northern terminus of the Furness Line to Lancaster, and the southern terminus of the Cumbrian Coast Line to Carlisle, with great links to Manchester.

You can also get to Barrow easily via the M6, so getting on the road to visit family and friends is quick and easy.

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