Barrow-in-Furness

Manchester to Barrow-in-Furness with us

We provide Saloon Cars, Estate Cars, Executive cars and minibuses. Our drivers are all experienced local drivers who will make your transfer smooth and enjoyable. We can also offer a ‘meet and greet’ service at your request. Our services are available 24/7 with staff at hand to attend to any queries you may have, whether it be before or after you have made a booking.

A ‘Meet and Greet’ service can be arranged when booking whereby the driver will be in arrivals with the passenger’s name or company name, whichever you prefer. A comforting thought, especially for first time visitors in a foreign country.

If your flight is early or subject to delays, we will track your flight’s progress and send your driver at the new expected time of arrival.

A lot of our work is corporate based so if you are booking a taxi for other people you need not worry, we will give them the professional quality service they would expect. We can send receipts via email on request.

Remember, this is a set fare, no taxi meters, no hidden charges, regardless of the route or time taken from Manchester.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ! We advise booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment. If your transfer is within the next 12 hours please call us the number given on top of the page.

Please ensure you book the correct taxi for your Manchester Airport or Around Manchester to Barrow-in-Furness journey. Vehicle capacity is indicated below:

Saloon Car

Oneway: £134.00

Return: £266.00

4x passengers 2x Suitcase 2x Hand Luggage

Estate Car

Oneway: £147.00

Return: £290.00

4x passengers 4x Suitcase 4x Hand Luggage

Executive Car

Oneway: £155.00

Return: £302.00

4x passengers 2x Suitcase 2x Hand Luggage

8 Seater Minibus

Oneway: £174.00

Return: £342.00

8x passengers 8x Suitcase 8x Hand Luggage


Overview of Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness is a large industrial town which grew from a tiny 19th Century hamlet to the biggest iron and steel centre in the world, and a major ship-building force, in just 40 years. The railway was introduced to carry iron-ore, slate and lime-stone to the new deep water port. Its prosperity grew with the development of the steel and ship-building industries.

The monks of Furness Abbey smelted iron with wood in the 13th Century. In 1839 H.W. Schneider (who later had a home atBowness-on-Windermere and commuted to Barrow via steam yacht and rail) came as a young speculator and dealer in iron. In 1850 he discovered large deposits of iron, and he erected blast furnaces at Barrow, which by 1876 formed the largest steelworks in the world.

The population grew from 300 inhabitants to over 8000 in 1864. James Ramsden, superintendent of the Railway, devised a plan for the town. There are few planned towns in England, and fewer still in the 19th Century. The wide tree lined streets to this day convey a sense of space and ease. Ramsden became the first Mayor of Barrow. Ramsden also conceived the idea of the Barrow Shipbuilding Company, which became Vickers in 1897. It is now the busiest shipyard in England, with the largest covered ship building hall in Europe. By 1881 the population had jumped to 47000, reaching a peak of 74000 in 1931, but has dropped now.

Barrow’s impressive Town Hall is at the heart of the town, and its clock tower can be viewed from almost anywhere in the vicinity. Built from local red sandstone, it was formally opened in 1887 and represents the height of Barrow’s Victorian development. The building was designed by W.H. Lynn in the style known as modern Gothic. The richest detail of the interior can be found in the oak panelled Council Chamber and the Queen’s Hall, with its dazzling stained glass.

In the Borough there are 249 Grade II buildings (classed as being of special interest), 15 Grade II* ones (important buildings of more than special interest) and 8 Grade I (exceptional interest).

The 45 acre public park in Barrow-in-Furness is based on a design by Thomas Mawson. The park was recently restored to his original plans with Heritage Lottery money, even re-making and matching the buildings to old photographs. The park has since won the Landscape Institute Heritage and Conservation award 2007, a prestigious national award.

There are many fine churches and public buildings in Barrow, including the Town Hall. It was part of the Barrow plan that at the two main intersections, squares were made. In them now stand commemorative monuments to Ramsden (by Noble 1872) in Ramsden Square, and Schneider (by Percy Wood), in Schneider Square.

Walney Island is reached by a bridge from Barrow Docks. It is a 10 mile long island, reputedly the windiest lowland site in Britain, containing two important Nature Reserves. The North Nature Reserve has an area for preserving Britain’s rarest amphibian, the Natterjack Toad. Over 130 species of bird have also been recorded there. The South Nature Reserve has the largest nesting ground of Herring Gulls and Lesser Black Backed Gulls in Europe.

Between Walney Island and Barrow is the tiny Piel Island, on which is Piel Castle, built by the monks of Furness Abbey to protect their harbour from the Scots. It can be reached by a ferry from Roa Island, a few miles south-east of Barrow. Details of access are available from the Tourist Information Centre.

The Dock Museum is a spectacular modern museum built over an original Victorian Graving Dock, where you can explore the fascinating history of Barrow-in-Furness.

Barrow-in-Furness Hotel Addresses:

Ainslie House

22 Ainslie St

Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 5BJ

Tel: 01229 870022

Maindee Guest House

75 Abbey Rd

Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 5ES

Tel: 01229 830403

The Derby Hotel & Music Bar

246-248 Dalton Rd

Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 1PN

Tel: 01229 832046

The Furness Railway

76-80 Abbey Rd

Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 5UB

Tel: 01229 820818

Abbey Apartments

48 Abbey Rd

Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 1LG

Tel: 01229 827585

Cross Keys Hotel

3 William St

Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 1LD

Tel: 01229 828447

Ambrose Hotel

Duke Street

Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 1XT

Tel: 01229 826717

Premier Inn Barrow-In-Furness

North Rd

Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 2PW

0871 527 9430

Storey House

36 Storey Square
Barrow-in-Furness
LA14 2DL
Tel: 01229 870022

Albert House

67 Albert St
Barrow-in-Furness
LA14 2JS
Tel: 01229 870022

Barrie House

179 Abbey Rd
Barrow-in-Furness
LA14 5JP
Tel: 01229 825507

Lisdoonie Hotel

307 Abbey Rd
Barrow-in-Furness
LA14 5LF
Tel: 01229 827312