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Barrow-in-Furness is a town in Cumbria, England. Otherwise known as Barrow, it lies at the tip of the Furness peninsula, near to the Lake District, and borders Morecambe Bay, the Irish Sea and Duddon Estuary. With a population of over 57,000, it’s the second biggest urban area in Cumbria and a prime destination for business travel. The town has a temperate maritime climate, characterised by mild summers and cool winters. Nearby towns include Millom, Ulverston, Kendal, Windermere and Grange-over-Sands. Serviced apartments in Barrow-in-Furness allow guests to experience living like a local in a beautiful part of the world, whilst providing close proximity to transport links, corporations and attractions.

Barrow’s origins date back to the Middle Ages, when the town was just a mere hamlet within the Parish of Dalton-in Furness. The town came under the control of Cistercian monks and was a site for iron and ore exports. During the 19th century, Barrow’s population grew rapidly. The period is marked by the opening of Devonshire Dock in the town and arrival of the Furness Railway, bringing with it mined ore to the town. Mined ore played a crucial role in the production of steel in Barrow and was used primarily for shipbuilding. At the time, Barrow was home to the biggest steelworks in the world.

By the early 20th century, Barrow’s shipyard was heavily involved in the making of warships for the Royal Navy. Following the decline of steel-making and mining, the town has since become known for its renewable energy activities and plays host to various wind farms. Contractors working in the industries invariably turn to serviced apartments in their search for quality accommodation in the town. Today, Barrow-in-Furness offers a buzzy nightlife and entertainment scene, and has many regeneration projects. The town’s economy is focused heavily on manufacturing, and its biggest single employer is BAE Systems. Its economy has created the perfect conditions for business travel.

Popular attractions include Piel Island, the Dock Museum and Barrow Park. Other sites worth seeing are Furness Abbey and Earnse Bay.

Barrow is linked by buses, trains and cars. It joins the A590 road which runs from Barrow to the Lake District via the M6 motorway. The town is also connected by the A5087 road. A number of buses run through Barrow and on to neighbouring areas including Kendal, Windemere and Ulverston. Barrow-in-Furness railway station, meanwhile, offers routes to Carlisle, Whitehaven and Workington. Serviced apartments in Barrow-in-Furness provide close proximity to these transport links. The closest airport to Barrow-in-Furness is Blackpool Airport at roughly 82 miles away.

SilverDoor has many serviced apartments to offer in Barrow-in-Furness, all of which are business travel ready. Our serviced accommodation in Barrow-in-Furness is great for corporate stays.