Barrow-in-Furness is a town in Cumbria with a long shipbuilding history that still continues today. In recent years, it has become a centre for the construction of offshore wind farms.
Thanks to iron and steel, Barrow-in-Furness grew from being a tiny seaside hamlet to a major industrial and shipbuilding centre in about 40 years. Although shipbuilding declined after WWII and the Cold War, commercial and naval production still continues, particularly with nuclear submarines.
Barrow-in-Furness has now become a centre for energy generation, firstly with the discovery of gas in the 1980s, then with the development of offshore wind farms. The Walney Wind Farm was the largest in the world at the time of completion. Walney Island, reputedly the windiest lowland site in Britain, also has two important nature reserves. Business travellers using serviced apartments in Barrow-in-Furness have access to beautiful countryside, with the Lake District only 20 minutes away, making tourism a factor in the local economy.
Our serviced apartments are just a short walk from the train station on the Cumbrian Coast Line, and about the same distance from the A590, which comes off the M6 motorway. Surprisingly, for a town its size, there is even an airport on Walney Island, offering flights to and from various UK locations, and is again close to our centrally located serviced apartments in Barrow-in-Furness.
Please check out our apartments to see how they can provide the comfort and flexibility to make the most of your stay.