Situated on the gently rolling rural landscape of the Low Furness Peninsula between Ulverston and Barrow, the Fishermans Arms stands in the beautiful village of Baycliff. We are a five minute walk to the beach and have the village field and playground immediately next door. Within two miles lie the protected limestone pavements of Birkrigg Common. We are on the edge of the Lake District National Park, the foot of Lake Windermere being a 20 minute drive.
The fine market town of Ulverston is the start of the 70 mile Cumbrian Way which travels north to Carlisle. Its most outstanding feature is the Sir John Barrow Monument stood proudly on Hoad Hill. He was a naval administrator and a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to the World’s only Laurel and Hardy Museum. It also has the World’s shortest, widest and deepest canal. Ulverston is renowned as a Festival Town and usually has something going on throughout the year. Big events to look out for are the Lantern Procession, Carnival and Dickensian weekend.
Barrow in Furness is a large industrial town, with the busiest shipyard in England and the largest ship building hall in Europe. Some of its attractions are The Dock Museum, where you can explore Barrow’s fascinating history, Furness Abbey which was one of the richest Cistercian monasteries in England and the 14th Century Piel Castle, built to guard the deep water harbour of Barrow against pirates and Scots raiders. A visit to Dalton-in-Furness brings you to South Lakes Wild Animal Park, which is definitely worth a visit to see many endangered species in an open environment, including Tigers. Lions, Giraffes and other large game animals.
The hotel accommodation is ideally located for contractors working in BAE Systems, Glaxo or the Gas Terminal and is also a great base for individuals, couple or families looking to explore the Furness peninsula with popular cycling and walking routes nearby.