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At the edge of the Lake District, this family run hotel combines 19th century oak-beamed charm with 21st century amenities and offers the ideal base to explore the Lake District. Barrow-in-Furness is just 15 minutes from the Lake District, is close to South Lakes Wildlife Park (the top tourist destination in the Lake District), Furness Abbey, Piel Island and other tourist attractions. And, as the indoor centre for the Lakes?, there's plenty to do if you're unlucky with the weather.The Hotel itself has 17 en-suite well appointed bedrooms. Each room has a flat screen TV with around 150 channels and wifi internet access.And, if you want to go out in the evening, there's plenty to do: there's a multiplex cinema, a bowling alley and numerous restaurants within a few minutes walk.Hotel Information:Food and Drink:Breakfast is served from 07.30 - 09.00. The restaurant specialises in food cooked with the finest local fresh produce and is open from 12.00 - 14.00 for lunch, and 17.00 - 21.00 for dinner. The hotel bar is open between 17.00 and 24.00 and is a Real Ale drinker's dream. Listed in the 'Good Beer Guide', it has 7 different real ales on tap.Reception: the hotel reception is open 24 hours to accommodate for late arrivals and any queries you may have. Games Room: includes pool table and darts board, that is available for children until 20.00Parking: There is a small free car park opposite the hotel. There's also free parking in the surrounding streets. Area Information:The lake district is only 15 minutes away by car.Also, there are plenty of things to see and do in and around Barrow: South Lakes Wild Animal Park: one of the world's top wildlife conservation centres (under 5 miles away). Furness Abbey: explore the ruins of red sandstone of this 700 year old site, located in a peaceful valley. Piel Island: home to Piel Castle, built by the monks of Furness Abbey to protect their harbour from the Scots. Dock Museum: an award-winning modern museum built over an original Victorian Graving Dock, where you can explore the fascinating history of Barrow-in-Furness. Carven Park: Barrow Rugby League Football Club (20 yards). Barrow Superbowl: 10 pin bowling.3 Nature Reserves: two on Walney and one at Sandscale Haws. Local Beaches: Barrow is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches. Finally, slightly further away from Barrow are: Holker Hall stately home with award winning gardens and a motor museum (under 40 minutes away).Ravanglass Steam Railway Line (under 60 minutes by car, around 45 minutes if you take the coastal railway).
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