Attractions in and around Askam
The popular museum focuses on Barrow’s shipbuilding industry, the Victorian iron and steel works, and the history of the Furness area.
The abbey, founded in 1137, was once the second richest and most powerful Cistercian monastery in the country.
South Lakes Wild Animal Park:
See tigers and other big cats, giraffes, rhinos, penguins, rare red pandas and hundreds more animals at one of the prize attractions of the Furness area.
Piel Island is situated at the southern tip of the Furness peninsula and is accessible by passenger ferry from Roa Island. The island has a castle, built by the monks of Furness Abbey, and a king — the landlord of the island’s pub is traditionally crowned as King of Piel.