Nestled in the western side of South Lakeland lies the quaint town of Broughton-In-Furness. Historically a market town with buildings like St. Mary’s church is thought to date back to the 11th century.
Most of the town’s gorgeous traditional buildings are Georgian, and they trail off from the central market square in all directions. The square’s main feature is the central obelisk that was constructed in 1810 to mark the Jubilee of King George III. However, you will find much history wandering through this picturesque town.
In the market square, you will see the Broughton-In-Furness Tourist Information Centre and one of its four pubs. Down one of its many side streets, you will find a butcher, grocers, and bakery next to each other. Perfect for a self-catering holiday in the town.
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Broughton-In-Furness is an excellent place to explore the nearby Duddon Estuary or the Duddon Valley, which gives terrific opportunities to sightsee the local wildlife along the trails. It also serves as a great base to explore the beaches of the South Lakes.
Broughton’s nearest train station is in Foxfield, 2 miles away from the town. By road, you will reach the town from the main A595. However, you can find old signage throughout the town of what was the A595. The original road went through Broughton; now, it passes via nearby Foxfield.