Furness College

Fast Facts

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Cumbria is within easy reach of Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford and Glasgow international airports

75 minute drive
Carlisle to Newcastle Airport

36 minutes
The average travel time to the nearest major road junction by car

2hrs 40mins
Direct train from Oxenholme to London

The average price of a home in Cumbria (compared to the UK average of £217,502)

The average rent for a three-bedroom home in Cumbria (from home.co.uk)

550 homes
The number of homes Holbeck Homes are planning to build in the next 10-15 years, with a large proportion being affordable

Kendal and Barrow
lead the whole of the UK when it comes to passing your driving test at the first attempt
*The Car People, using data from The Office of National Statistics

453 business start-ups
in Cumbria from November 2015 to January 2016 

The mean household income in Cumbria in 2015

of 16- and 17-year-olds in apprenticeships

2,613 square miles
The area of Cumbria, making it England’s third largest county and slightly bigger than Trinidad and Tobago!

497,900 people
live in Cumbria (mid-2014)

of Cumbria is lies within the world-renowned Lake District National Park (885 square miles)

Scafell Pike
The highest point of England is in Cumbria

45 million
Visitors came to Cumbria in 2016

is Britain’s favourite view

is second only to London in a survey of average weekly earnings in Great Britain.

Region at a Glance