Cumbria is generally regarded as one of Britain's most beautiful and serene counties, and rightly so. The stunning mountainscapes and rolling hillsides of this delightfully green area of Northern England is a delight to all the senses, and there is plenty to do from hiking up the mountains to waterskiing or windsurfing on the stunning lakes that pull millions of tourists to this region each and every year. It isn't difficult to be utterly seduced by the place – the clean air, the breathtaking views, the heritage, culture and history... Cumbria really has something for everyone. One of the finest towns to be found in this beautiful county is Barrow-in-Furness, which is packed full of historical sites and entertaining days out to be enjoyed by all the family. Have a walk around the town itself – you'll see a great range of old and new buildings, fantastic small bakeries serving local delicacies, butchers, independent food shops and handicrafts. Barrow-in-Furness is a lovely place to live, or to visit with the family, and can prove to be a truly relaxing excursion full of exciting surprises.
For history lovers, Barrow-in-Furness has it in spades. By far the best example of the rich heritage in this area is the Furness Abbey, an absolutely stunning ruin of a medieval abbey which is open for visitors to wander around and appreciate in all its glory. The stonework and design of the abbey itself is breathtaking, and locals regard this site to be one of the most peaceful and contemplative places to be found anywhere in the UK. You can have a guided tour, where the secrets of the abbey will be revealed by professional historians, before retiring to the award winning tavern on the grounds for a relaxing pint of local ale. There is also a museum which can enrich any visit to this fascinating place. For those looking for something even more peaceful and beautiful, head down to the Barrow beaches, just outside the town on the West coast. Here you'll find miles of stunning sandy beaches, lapped by the waves of the Irish sea and dotted with fishing boats, wading birds and other such delights. If you fancy a sailing experience, but don't want to head out onto open sea, then the Barrow-in-Furness park has its own boating lake that can give you several hours of relaxing romantic pleasure as you bob along on the calm waters, surrounded by trees and open park land.
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