Local Attractions

There are lots of activities and places to visit near to our hotel.
Below are a few suggestions that are popular with many of our guests.

Furness Abbey
Abbey Approach, Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness
01229 823 420

Dock Museum
The Dock, North Road, Barrow-in-Furness
01229 876 400
South Walney Nature Reserve
1 Coast Guard Cottages, Barrow-in-Furness
01229 471 066

Piel Castle
The impressive ruins of a 14th-century castle with a massive keep, inner and outer baileys, and towered curtain walls still standing. It was built by the Abbot of Furness on the south-eastern point of Piel Island, to guard the deep-water harbour of Barrow-in-Furness against pirates and Scots raiders.
Piel Island, Barrow-in-Furness
01229 833 609

South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Crossgates, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria  - 01229 466 086

Furness Abbey - Cumbria - 1.11 miles
St Mary of Furness was founded in 1123 by Stephen, later King of England. It originally belonged to the Order of Savigny, but passed, in 1147, to the Cistercians. They gradually rebuilt and enlarged the ornate church that the Savigniac order had built. This second church was itself remodelled in the 15th century. The church, set in the ‘vale of deadly nightshade’, has long been perceived as a very romantic building – Wordsworth visited the abbey on several occasions and referred to it in his Prelude of 1805. An exhibition on the history of the abbey, with a display of elaborately carved stones, can be seen in the visitor centre. (See also Bow Bridge)

South Lakes Wild Animal Park - Dalton-in-Furness - 3.7 miles
About a mile out of Dalton-in-Furness is the Lake District's only zoological park, which is recognised as one of Europe's leading conservation zoos. 17 acres are home to the rarest animals on earth, who are participants in co-ordinated breeding programmes to save them from extinction in the wild. This is the only zoo in Britain to hold both Amur (above) and Sumatran Tigers, the biggest and smallest tigers left in the world. Each day David Gill or one of his assistants gives a talk on the conservation projects for the few remaining tigers left in the world. The zoo now holds all six South American Margays (left) that are in this country. The zoo plays an important role as co-ordinator for the Geoffroys Cat European Endangered Species Programme, and the Lar Gibbon European Studbook.