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The Furness Railway, Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow is situated at the tip of the Furness peninsula on the northwestern edge of Morecambe Bay, south of the Duddon Estuary and east of the Irish Sea.

Being only 30 minutes’ drive from the Lake District, close to Coniston Water and Windermere, Barrow has been referred to as a ‘gateway to the lakes’ and ‘where the lakes meet the sea’.

From £62.50 per night


01229 824758


76-80 Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, LA14 5UB


The Furness Railway hotel has 50 en suite rooms, with Freeview television, unlimited free Wi-Fi and temperature control in every room.

This former department store also houses The Furness Railway pub, located adjacent to the hotel, with a warm and inviting atmosphere.

  • room_service24-hour reception
  • meeting_roomAdjoining rooms
  • showerBath and shower
  • local_parkingChargeable parking
  • child_friendlyChildren welcome
  • waterComplimentary water
  • showerEn suite
  • more_timeExpress check-out
  • family_restroomFamily rooms
  • local_parkingFree parking on site
  • live_tvFreeview TV
  • ironIron and ironing board
  • elevatorLift
  • accessibleStep-free access
  • local_cafeTea and coffee facilities
  • wifiUnlimited free Wi-Fi
  • person_offUnmanned reception
  • usbUSB ports
Furness Abbey

Local attractions

Barrow’s most popular free-entry tourist attraction is the Dock Museum, located 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

The local island of Walney hosts two world-renowned nature reserves, and the South Lakes Safari Zoo is one of Europe’s leading conservation zoos and has been voted Cumbria’s best tourist attraction in five non-consecutive years.

The historic ruins of Furness Abbey and Piel Castle, both managed by English Heritage, are also popular tourist destinations.

To keep up to date with what is happening in Barrow:

Local transport

Buses run every 60 minutes to Kendal. There is a regular train service to Lancaster and Carlisle. Local taxis are also available.


We have seven car-parking spaces available on a first-come-first-served basis. There are pay-and-display car parks located near the hotel which are available for both long- and short-term stays; these are free during 6pm–8am and all day Sunday and bank holidays. For more details, contact the hotel.


Walking from the train station, turn left out of the train station onto Abbey Road, then right at the traffic lights and continue for three minutes – the hotel is on your left.

By car from the A590, when entering Barrow, turn left after the fire station (before the football ground). At the set of traffic lights, turn right and follow the road straight down. This brings you onto Abbey Road, where you turn right at the traffic lights. The hotel is on your left at the next set of traffic lights.

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Non-refundable advance purchase rates, available to book direct on the telephone, this website and our app.

Unwind at our authentic Wetherspoon pubs

Every hotel is also attached to a Wetherspoon pub, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, including our excellent club deals, as well as our range of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks, all conveniently located for hotel guests to enjoy during their stay with us.

Wooden bookcase and seating area inside The Furness Railway pub

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