The river Levern running through Backbarrow. It is home to the Lakeland Motor Museum and has much accommodation as well as good road links.
The biggest accommodation available in Backbarrow is the Whitewater Hotel. There are also several other places to stay in the area namely Hillcrest Bed & Breakfast as well as Lakeland Village Holiday Accommodation and Oak Beam Cottage.
The museum feature a whole abundance of pristine old vehicles from 20's and 50's style motor cars to army vehicles to vintage motorbikes. For the vintage vehicle enthusiast you can enjoy a full day at this attraction.
It is open 7 days a week and to boost your energy after visiting the various sections of the museum there is a cafe to refuel. Also there is no worry about topping up the parking meter as they offer free parking.
Tickets start at just £7.95 and you can combine your visit with a trip to Haverthwaite steam railway and/or Windermere Steamer.
Lakeland Motor Museum
Backbarrow is well sighted in choosing to go various directions.
In 20 minutes staying on the A590 you can access the M6 in around 20 minutes.
You are less than 5 minutes from Newby Bridge where you can follow the A592 and reach Windermere in about 20 minutes. Ambleside in about 25 minutes.
Travel west along A590 then south along A5278 to Cark and you can reach Holker Hall in around 10 minutes.
Also travelling west along A590 and north at the newly built Greenodd Roundabout you can reach Coniston (along A5084) in around 25 minutes or stay on A5092 then A595 to Broughton-in-Furness in around 20 minutes from Backbarrow.
There is also a bus stop on the main road at Backbarrow which goes to Kendal, Barrow and other stops along the way.