Furness Tours

Tours of the lovely Furness peninsular tailored to suit your interests and available time.

  • Prices starting from as little as £17 per hour for up to four people.
  • A knowledgeable local guide will show you the sights that others don’t get to see.
  • Local historic sites and the industrial relics from the areas great shipbuilding, steel making and mining past.
  • Architectural gems, stunning scenery, wildlife, beaches, islands the choice is yours.
  • Tour at your own pace, see what you want to see in my fully licensed local Hackney Carriage Taxi.
  • Memories tours, let me show you how the area has changed over the years and tell you what it used to be like.
  • Thinking off relocating to the Furness area? Let me show you the area and help you decide.

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Highlights Tour

Some of the attractions which can be covered in a tour include:

Furness Abbey – The Abbey of  St. Mary of Furnesia, a magnificent ruin of a vast, imposing building, constructed in the distinctive local red sandstone and set in the deep, wooded valley of Bekansgill

The Dock Museum Built in a Victorian Graving Dock in Barrow-in-Furness. Find out how Barrow grew from a small hamlet into an industrial power. Includes coffee shop, playground, and promenade walks linked to the Cumbria Coastal Way.

Swarthmoor Hall –  Swarthmoor Hall is an historic country house which has special significance for Quakers. It is known as the ‘Cradle of Quakerism’

The Laurel & Hardy Museum – The world famous Laurel & Hardy Museum in Nearby Ulverston.

South Lakes Wild Animal Park – Zoo park in Dalton-in-Furness, with lions, tigers, giraffes, rhinos, apes, kangaroos, etc. Animal feeding sessions and conservation talks.

The Tour of Walney – a small sliver of land that lie’s in the Irish Sea like a defensive barrier across the tip of the Furness Peninsula, protecting Barrow-in-Furness its docks and surrounding areas. Walney Island measures just 11 miles in length and just under 1 mile in width at its widest point, making it the eighth largest island off the coast of England, the largest island in England with a direct road access to the mainland.

Piel Island – The Fumess area has always had a varied and chequered history in spite of its relative remoteness. One of the more colourful places is Foudrey Island, also known as Piel Island, taking its name from the castle. The castle and its island have been witness to some of the greatest events in history. This Island is only to be reached by a small ferry so arrangements must be made beforehand.

Gleaston Water Mill with its nearby Gleaston Castle was Re-built in 1774, the present structure is a typical imposing Georgian building of three storeys, the walls and lintels of which contain much red sandstone, which was probably taken from the ruins of Furness Abbey. The roof was made of local Burlington blue slate from quarries at Kirkby – in – Furness and it was re-roofed with slates from the same quarry in 1990.

Conishead Priory – a rambling Gothic mansion.

Originally a hospital for the poor founded in 1160 by Augustinian monks now a modern-day Buddhist centre, Conishead Priory has a long history of healing and spiritual renewal.
The present building was rescued from dereliction in the 1970s and is being painstakingly restored by the Buddhist community, who have also constructed the magnificent Temple for World Peace in the grounds.

Sir John Barrow’s  Monument. Overlooking the town of Ulverston on Hoad Hill, (birth place of Stan Laurel, June 16, 1890) is the dramatic limestone lighthouse facsimile built in honor of Sir John Barrow (1764-1848). He was an important figure in British Naval History and has lent his name to both Barrow Point northern Alaska and Barrow Strait, Canada.

The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Levens valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere.
A diverse and unique collection of some 30,000 exhibits, carefully assembled over a period of almost 50 years.

Our Services

Luggage Haul

Doing the Cumbria way or the coast to coast?

Have your luggage transferred safely and securely between hotels or stopovers using my transfer service.

Competitive prices with full CRB checks and insurance.

Nature Tours

There are many local Nature Reserves along these wild,  exposed coastal areas with thousands of breeding seabirds, wintering birds, grey seals and coastal Flora. The nature trails give amazing views of Morecambe Bay.

Explore Low Furness

Here you can discover a fascinating corner of hidden Britain and experience the mysterious ‘remoteness’ of one of the significant cradles of Celtic Christianity.

The quite remarkable village communities of Low Furness are truly inspirational and reveal many hidden gems from the past as well as the present day.

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