Barrow-in-Furness is an excellent place to live. Whether you’re relocating to the area or are just wondering in case you’d like a day out, we have you covered.
At Accent Housing, we have many tenants living in affordable housing association homes in Barrow and the surrounding areas of Lancashire. When we provide a home to rent or buy, we like to improve the resident’s quality of life.
And this includes requiring the resident with information about the area. We often get asked questions like “is Barrow a nice place to live?’ or ‘What is there to do in Barrow?’
In this article, we answer those two frequently asked questions and give you all the information for renting an affordable home in Barrow-In-Furness.
What To Expect In Barrow-In-Furness?
Barrow-In-Furness is at the tip of the Furness peninsula in the North West of England. It’s bordered by the Irish Sea and only a stone’s throw from the wilderness of the Lake District National Park.
The town has a lively entertainment and nightlife scene and grand regeneration projects have recently resumed after a long halt. The multi-million-pound regeneration of the docks will create a new business park, marina and a ‘village’ packed with shops, homes and restaurants.
Things To Do In Barrow-In-Furness
There are plenty of things to do in Barrow-In-Furness, whether you’re a couple, family or over 55’s. Here are our top 5 things to do in Barrow-in-Furness:
Furness Abbey – Furness Abbey, or St. Mary of Furness, is a former Catholic monastery located to the north of Barrow-in-Furness. Furness Abbey is in our opinion one of the finest ruined monasteries in England. The remains are quite extensive, but the gorgeous sandstone really makes this place so appealing.
Go To The Beach – Barrow-In-Furness has multiple beaches, perfect for kite-surfing and wind-surfing. Visit beaches such as Earnse Bay on Walney Island for open sands or go to Roan Head Beach to explore its nature reserve.
Shopping – The most famous shops are located on Portland Walk, Scott Street, Crellin Street and Cavendish Street. Portland Shopping Centre is one of the north west’s largest open-air malls and has high-street favourites such as Debenhams, WH Smith and Boots.
South Lakes Safari Zoo – South Lakes Safari Zoo is a 51-acre zoo established and located in Cumbria, just miles north of Barrow-In-Furness. The zoo is one of Cumbria’s most successful attractions and things to do.
Food – Now everybody loves food. Here are the top three restaurants in Barrow-in-Furness according to TripAdvisor:
Sweet Pepper Cafe: A delicious plant-based food restaurant that serves a whole host of different foods from curries, stir-fry, burgers and more! All food is beautifully presented that tantalises all the senses.
Thai at Review: With excellent reviews from previous customers who praise the tasty food and cosy atmosphere along with the take your own drink service a visit here is a must!
Bosuns Locker Cafe: This cafe is popular due to its extensive lunch menu, whether you’re after freshly made sandwiches, brunch or tea and cake this cafe makes for a perfect pit-stop!
Finding An Affordable Home In Barrow-In-furness
As we're one of the partner landlords of Cumbria Choice, the Choice Based-Lettings scheme in Barrow, then you'll need to register before applying to live in one of our homes in the area. More information can be found on their website.
Get In Touch
We hope we have answered your question “Is Barrow-In-Furness A Nice Place To Live?”. If you have any questions about finding an affordable home in Burnley, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Accent Housing team.
Find your new home
We have a wide range of properties available, including houses, apartments, bungalows, and sheltered housing (independent living accommodation) for the over 55's, available directly through Accent Housing.