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6.65km 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
6.85km 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.
8.12km 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
11.6km 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.
19km 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
19.41km 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.
Eric Morecambe Statue
19.99km from Piel Island
The Statue of Eric Morecambe in Morecambe, Lancashire, England is a commemorative bronze sculpture of Eric Morecambe. It was sculpted by Graham Ibbeson, the sculpture is a little larger than Eric was in real life, and is surrounded by the Eric Morecambe stage, where some of his great catchphrases are embedded into the floor, designed by Graham Young.
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
23.52km from Piel Island
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway is a majestic, beautiful and old-fashioned steam train line offering spectacular countryside views in the Lake District. The train runs from Haverthwaite Station to the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The line was served by local passenger trains which started their journey at Ulverston on the FR's mainline from Carnforth to Barrow-in-Furness. It offers a beautiful and picturesque train journey with a cruise on the immense lake.
Wyre Estuary Country Park
24.07km from Piel Island
The award winning Wyre Estuary Country Park offers year-round activities and events for all the family including ranger-led walks, environmentally themed activities and annual events like the Family Sculpture Day. Visitors to the park can also enjoy a walk along the network of accessible paths by the breathtaking Wyre Estuary.
24.09km from Piel Island
The Custom House, Lancaster is a grade II* listed building located on St Georges Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It is now the home of the Maritime Museum, packed with fascinating exhibits from the town’s time as a port and a centre of the fishing industry. Its exhibits include local fishing vessels, ship models, area merchants and trade, including the slave trade, the Lancaster Canal, area fishing industry, the development of the local ports of Glasson, Heysham, Sunderland Point, and Mor
Lancaster Priory Church
24.09km from Piel Island
This beautiful church was a 15th-century building and it contains several pre-Conquest reminders of an earlier building, including a Saxon doorway and fragments of Saxon crosses. It is in the deanery of Lancaster, the archdeaconry of Lancaster, and the Diocese of Blackburn. Its benefice is combined with that of St John and St Anne. The present building holds Viking ornaments, crusaders’ coffins, and part of Jacobean ‘three-decker’ pulpit.
24.1km from Piel Island
Lancaster Castle, often known as John O’ Gaunt’s Castle is one of the most historically fascinating surviving buildings in the country. The castle has witnessed scenes of significant historical, cultural, and political impact throughout the centuries. These include incidents of religious persecution, the trials of the ‘Lancashire Witches’ and 200 executions for everything from murder to stealing cattle.
Judges Lodgings Museum
24.21km from Piel Island
The Judges’ Lodgings is Lancaster’s oldest townhouse, standing on the site of an earlier hall. It was built around 1625 and was the residence of wealthy Lancaster citizens and visiting judges for nearly 200 years. Today the house is home to beautiful Georgian furniture by Gillows of Lancaster, elegant period rooms, and the popular Museum of Childhood.
Lancaster City Museum
24.35km from Piel Island
A majestic museum which was situated in the heart of this historic cultural city of Lancaster in an elegant Georgian building is where to discover more about Lancaster’s past from the Romans to the present day. The museum itself was founded in 1923 and its collections illustrate the history and archaeology of the city of Lancaster. It is also home to the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum.
Lakeland Motor Museum
24.8km from Piel Island
The Lakeland Motor Museum is a museum that houses a collection of classic cars, motorcycles, bicycles, pedal cars and motoring related items and memorabilia. Explore our fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century - cycles, motorbikes, motor cars, and automobilia.
25.09km from Piel Island
The Lune Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Lancaster Canal over the River Lune, on the east side of the city of Lancaster in Lancashire, England. It was completed in 1797 at a total cost of £48,320 18s 10d. It is a Grade I listed building. It's a masterpiece of civil engineering. 202 metres long, it carries Lancaster Canal 16 metres above the River Lune. It was designed by John Rennie and constructed by Alexander Stevens in 1797.
25.67km from Piel Island
The Ashton Memorial is a folly in Williamson Park, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. This Grade 1 listed Ashton Memorial was commissioned by Lancaster industrialist Lord Ashton as a tribute to his late wife Jessy. It was designed by John Belcher and completed in 1909. Today, the memorial serves as an exhibition space on the upper floor and a venue for concerts and weddings.
25.68km from Piel Island
Williamson Park comprises 54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting walks and play areas and breathtaking views. Its attractions include the Butterfly House, small animal zoo and a fully licensed cafe with free wifi. The park is extensively wooded, with many pathways winding among the trees.
25.95km from Piel Island
The Ruskin Library and Museum sits at the entrance to Lancaster University and is open to everyone. It is free to visit, with stunning exhibits on display from John Ruskin’s life and work. In this piece, we will begin with a short discussion on Ruskin’s contributions to Victorian society and his relevance today. We will then turn to the construction of this very modern-looking building and the work its staff are doing to engage the wider public with the thoughts and philosophy of John Ruskin.
RSPB Leighton Moss
26.81km from Piel Island
Leighton Moss RSPB reserve is a nature reserve in Lancashire. It boasts the largest reed bed in northwest England and is home to a wide range of spectacular wildlife including otters, bearded tits, marsh harriers, egrets, and red deer. Enjoy spectacular views from the nine metre-high Sky Tower and a year-round programme of events for all ages. Free wheelchair and motorised tramper hire.
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Piel Island, Walney, Barrow-in-Furness, UK
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.