A grade II listed building offering Barrow’s most prestigious and luxurious accommodation.
The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel is a luxury hotel located on Abbey Road in the centre of Barrow in Furness. The building itself was built in 1871 and was granted grade II status in 1976.
The hotel was built during a period of great economic growth in Barrow, the town was home to the largest steelworks in the world and one of the most important shipyards in the country. In these opulent times no expense was spared to build Barrow’s showpiece hotel, located right next to the railway station.
The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel soon settled into the town as the building offering Barrow’s most prestigious and luxurious accommodation.
Visiting actors, dignitaries and celebrities from around the globe stayed at the Duke; some of the more notable examples being Charlie Chaplin, DH Lawrence and Cary Grant.
In 2006 The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel was bought by Lancaster Brewery. Over the many decades since its early 20th Century pomp, the building had sadly fallen into decline and was no longer the prestigious hotel of yesteryear. In the many years since 2006 over £2.5 million has been spent renovating, refurbishing and returning the Duke to its former glory.
The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel now offers 51 lovely en-suite rooms, a large cask ale bar, private dining room and subterranean bar, restaurant and function room. And we still get some famous guests, including Tom Jones and Billy Ocean!
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