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Piel Castle

Piel Castle

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  • Amy

    Built at the beginning of the 14th century, Piel Castle once protected the local harbour on the island from Scottish raids. Stones from a nearby beach were used to construct the castle, which now belongs to English Heritage. Although the castle has suffered from sea erosion, the ruins are still a dramatic place to visit.

    As the castle sits on an island, it can only be accessed by a small boat. For more information on ferry times, call Steve Chattaway (Ship Inn) on 07516453784 or Alan Cleasby on 07798794550.

    Entrance to the castle is free and it's open during daylight hours.

    • February 21, 2020

  • JustFFSdon'tcallmeacyclist

    Update Summer 2021 - the ship Inn is under new management and Mr. Cleasby has retired from running the ferry.

    • July 24, 2021

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Location: Piel Island, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation10 m

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