Backbarrow enjoys superb views of the River Leven, and is situated in the Lake District National Park at the southern tip of Cumbria. The village was affected badly by the nationwide floods in 2009, but has since been restored to its former glory, and is also home to the Lakeland Motor Museum. The village used to be a hub of industry and was famous for its production of the pigment Ultramarine blue and dust from its production gave the village a slight blue tint. The village is close to southern tip of Lake Windermere, making it an ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park as well as being within easy distance of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearby you’ll also find the The Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway which runs through breathtaking countryside and to many Lake District towns and villages.