what's it like to live in barrow?

Why Choose Barrow?

A historic coastal town located in picturesque Cumbria, Barrow-in-Furness is bursting with spectacular coastlines and beautiful scenery. But it’s not all beaches, salt marshes and rugged dunes – Barrow is home to impressive cultural sights, a fantastic nightlife scene and a range of cosy cafés and restaurants, making your university experience one to remember. 

The area is also home to a nationally significant advanced manufacturing cluster, with our partner, BAE Systems, at its heart. Our new campus, located within the Barrow Learning Quarter, is scheduled to open in 2024/25 and will offer opportunities for students to gain work experience with global companies. 

What's on offer in #BrilliantBarrow?

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Cafés & Restaurants

Barrow is abuzz with quirky cafés, fantastic restaurants and cosy pubs.

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Fitness & Leisure

With an abundance of leisure facilities and beautiful scenery right on your doorstep, there are plenty of ways to stay active in Barrow.

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Love all things sport? Barrow is home to a number of local teams.

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Arts & Culture

There are so many opportunities to immerse yourself in Barrow's arts & culture scene!

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Social Scene

Barrow has a thriving nightlife with a range of lively clubs and cocktail bars.

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Beyond Barrow

You need only step outside of Barrow to discover even more activities and experiences which will further enhance your time at the University of Cumbria.

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