9 December 2023
As part of our ‘Away Day Guide’ feature for the official website Bromley supporter Will Bains provides us with a fans insight to our trip Barrow this coming Saturday, 3rd September.
As the crow flies, the trip from Bromley to Barrow isn’t the furthest of the season, but it is likely to take the longest to get there. Travelling up to that part of the world in early September is certainly preferable to going up on a Tuesday night at any time of year, so it’s another chance to make a day out of our trip to Cumbria.
Given that it takes a change of train to get to the cul-de-sac of England, you might find it worthwhile stopping off at Lancaster en route. The Tap House should do the job pub-wise, with the castle and cathedral providing more of a cultural stop in the city. There’s also a lively lady at the market who sells “life changing” Indian wraps and snacks. They weren’t particularly life changing when I tried one, but they were pretty decent nevertheless.
Within Barrow itself, the bar in the Duke of Edinburgh hotel was the pub of choice last time and it did a good enough job. It is also located right by the station, which makes it a particularly convenient watering hole. For those willing to venture further into Barrow, there is the option of exploring the Dock Museum or the ruins of Furness Abbey. I’m also informed that Portland Walk is the North West’s largest open-air shopping centre. Quite the attraction for anyone in the area.
By train: Virgin Trains run services along the West Coast mainline from Euston, and the trip to Barrow will involve a change to a Northern service at either Preston or Lancaster. The ground is a short walk from Barrow-in-Furness station – exit the station onto Holker Street, turn right and the ground is about half a mile away.
By car: Exit the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A590. This road will deliver you virtually straight to the ground – once approaching Barrow, turn left into Wilkie Road just after the fire station and bus depot and the ground will be straight in front.
Transfer from ground to stand £3 – if available. Transfer tickets will only be sold if there is sufficient space in the main stand.
The Furness Building Society Stadium, Wilkie Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 5UW
Can’t make the trip? Don’t worry we’ll have live commentary on the official website from 2:50pm on Saturday – Link will appear on the front page of official site.
Barrow AFC Contact Number for any further questions: