Barrow-in-Furness is a large industrial town at the southern tip of the Furness peninsula. It is still dominated by military ship building and in particular the production of new submarines. The town sits at the tip of the Furness peninsula and faces Walney Island, creating a sheltered anchorage. Barrow was a major centre of military ship building when the Royal Navy was at its height, and the submarine works are still very important to the town. Barrow is built around the Vickers dockyard, and it has a planned layout with partially tree-lined straight avenues. The main street has a gothic town hall of 1887 in the centre, with statues of important nineteenth century figures at either end.

Directions: Barrow can be reached along the A590 from the east (and the M6) or the A595 from west Cumbria and the north.

Grid Reference: SD 211 696

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