Car hire in Barrow-in-Furness
Car hire in Barrow-in-Furness
Located in Cumbria in the north-west of England, Barrow-in-Furness is a large industrial town close to the coast. As well as having the sea nearby, it is also bordered by the UK's wonderful Lake District, meaning you have plenty of manmade and natural attractions to explore. You can do this with ease when you hire a car.
What I need to know
There are a few different choices when it comes to hiring a car in Barrow-in-Furness, which means there are plenty of options when it comes to the price and type of car. You can make finding the best car hire deal easier by using our site to compare all the available offers. Booking through us also provides you with free cancellation in case your plans change.
Where to pick up my car
Our site gives you a map view of Barrow-in-Furness that has each of the available car hire companies shown. This allows you to see the location of each of their pick-up points, so you can book with the company located in the most convenient place for you.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Barrow-in-Furness has a lot of interesting places to visit, including over 200 Grade Two and Grade One listed buildings. It is also home to a beautiful and award-winning 45-acre park, which is the ideal place to go if you want a break from the bustling town. Whatever you want to do during your stay, car hire can make exploring Barrow-in-Furness much easier.
If the weather is fine, you don't need to go far to enjoy it, as a 15-minute drive down the A590 will take you to Roanhead Beach. Here you can enjoy a swim and sunbathe in summer, or a nice walk along the sand during the cooler months.
For an activity-filled day, take Abbey Road and be at South Lakes Safari Zoo in around 20 minutes.
Driving an hour up the A590 will take you to Windermere, where you can enjoy stunning views of the lake of the same name. The town itself is about half a mile away from the lake and offers plenty of quaint charm. At Lake Windermere, you can simply enjoy the view, hop on a boat tour or get involved with a number of activities.
Eating and drinking
You'll find a number of restaurants throughout the town of Barrow-in-Furness, as well as small cafes and pubs. There is a great mix of food available, from Thai to pub grub, ensuring you'll find something you like. Most of the eateries are also child-friendly, which is ideal if you are travelling with your family.
Things to do
If you want to find out about how the town of Barrow-in-Furness grew over the years and became an industrial hub, you can learn all about its history at the Dock Museum. The incredibly modern building is constructed over a Victorian Graving Dock and it has some great exhibitions.
The age of Barrow-in-Furness is evident when you head to its historical sites. Both Furness Abbey and Piel Castle are slightly crumbling but have an atmospheric beauty no matter what the weather is like. You can learn a lot about the area and get some great photos by paying both a visit.
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