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Barrow-in-Furness is known by most as simply Barrow and is located in Cumbria, England about 70km to the north of Liverpool and about 90km below the town of Carlisle. It is majorly an industrial and port town that sports architecture from the Middle Ages.

The town is quite popular as a holiday location given the fact that it offers plenty of restaurants, shops, and a very active night life with plenty of pubs and clubs such as Circus Circus, Scorpio, and Kavannas. It also offers a lively music scene that continues to draw young artistic types into the community.

By road the easiest way to get into Barrow-in-Furness is by the A590 that connects to the M6 motorway and the Lake District. There are also local bus services that operate around the town and take visitors to some of the surrounding villages such as Ulverston, Kendal, and Dalton-in-Furness although there is no official bus station.

The main railway station in Barrow is the Barrow-in-Furness railway station which offers connections to Carlisle, Whitehaven, Ulverston, Lancaster, Grange-over-Sands, and other cities. The town is also connected to nearby suburb Roose via the Roose railway station. There are also ferry ships that take visitors from Piel Island and Roa Island with proposals that the port may eventually become a cruise ship docking port.

The BAE Systems Submarine Solutions that is run from the port of Barrow is one of the largest shipyards in the UK and offers plenty of employment and money for the local economy. At the shipyard James Fisher & Sons is another major employer as a service provider to the marine industry. Other large employers within the local community limits include the NHS which runs the Furness General Hospital, Stollers the furniture stores, and the Kimberly Clark Paper Mill.


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