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Piel Island - Things to Know Before Visiting

Piel Island, Walney, Barrow-in-Furness, UK


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About Piel Island

This small fifty-acre island off the coast of Barrow in Furness can be accessed by passenger ferry from Roa Island or by guided walks across the sands at low tide and hosts its very own King, Castle, and Pub, all steeped in history waiting to be discovered by you. The island is within the administrative boundaries of the mainland town of Barrow-in-Furness and is owned by the people of the town, having been given by the Duke of Buccleuch in the early 20th century.

Attractions Near Piel Island

Walney Island
Walney Island6.65km from Piel Island

Walney Island, juts out into the Irish Sea off the west coast of England and is connected to Barrow in Furness by Jubilee Bridge over Walney Channel. Walney is the largest island of the Furness Islands group and has a population in excess of 10,000. The island remained rural until the growth of Barrow-in-Furness' industries in the nineteenth century. In particular, the development between 1867 and 1881 of docks at Barrow Island, in Walney Channel opposite Walney, encouraged the growth of Walney

The Dock Museum
The Dock Museum6.85km from Piel Island

The Dock Museum is a unique building in a stunning coastal setting built within a Victorian Graving Dock. Incorporating three floors, the original Victorian dock provides an impressive backdrop to the galleries. It was focusing on the shipbuilding industry at VSEL, the steelworks industry — of which Barrow once had the world's largest, the Furness Railway, and the World War II bombings of the town.

Furness Abbey
Furness Abbey8.12km from Piel Island

Furness Abbey was once the largest and wealthiest monastery in north-west England. A place of prayer, piety and pilgrimage, the abbey was also a major landowner, its abbot occupying an important place in the administration of the region. Its buildings are witnesses to the lives of the monks who worshipped and lived there between the 12th and early 16th centuries.

South Lakes Safari Zoo
South Lakes Safari Zoo11.6km from Piel Island

South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures with which we share our planet. The zoo provides an inspiring, informative, and authentic wildlife experience, increasing public understanding of animals, conservation and the role visitors can play in protecting biodiversity.

Fleetwood Museum
Fleetwood Museum19km from Piel Island

Fleetwood Museum is a local history and maritime museum in the English seaside town of Fleetwood, Lancashire. This local history and maritime museum is key in preserving and allowing people to discover Fleetwood’s heritage. There are many displays that are available to view, heavily focused on what life and working conditions were like for fisherman and it conveys a great comparison to how different it is now. It houses an important collection of history from the fishing industry and from the lo

The Stone Jetty
The Stone Jetty19.41km from Piel Island

The Stone Jetty is a jetty in Morecambe, Lancashire, England. It was built by the North Western Railway in 1853 as a wharf and rail terminal for both passenger and cargo transport. The former station building with adjoining lighthouse stand on the jetty and are Grade II-listed. The jetty was resurfaced and partly rebuilt in the 1990s as part of coastal defence works, which was combined with the installation of public art and sculptures.

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.