The Local Area
Situated on the edge of the Lake District, Furness has spectacular coastal, mountain and countryside scenery surrounding it. The market town of Dalton-in-Furness is the ancient and historic capital of Furness and has several historic sites of interest, including Piel Castle and Furness Abbey. The South Lakes Wild Animal Park, one of Cumbria's leading attractions and world renowned for its wildlife conservation is located here.
The Dock Museum is a spectacular modern museum built over an original Victorian Graving Dock. Here you can explore the fascinating history of Barrow-in-Furness, and discover how it grew from a tiny 19th Century hamlet to the biggest iron and steel centre in the world, and a major ship-building force, in just 40 years. Entry is free to all.
A wide range of outdoor sports and activities are available locally including Cumbria's only registered Kitesurfing School, The Lakes Gliding Club and Horse Riding at Seaview Riding School. Bird watchers are well catered for on Walney Island via Walney Bird Observatory and we are ideally situated for access to four stunning golf courses -Barrow, Dunnerholme, Ulverston and Furness Golf Club.