Furness Peninsula attractions
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Furness Peninsula

The Furness Peninsula is located to the south-west of the Lake District. The largest town is Barrow-in-Furness, where the nation’s nuclear submarines are built. Furness includes the towns of Dalton-in-Furness, Askam, Ireleth, Broughton-in-Furness, and many villages. The area boasts some excellent scenery, a fabulous semi-ruined abbey, and many miles of coastline, popular for kiteboarding, windsurfing and sailing.

Dalton Castle
The 14th-century tower known as Dalton Castle was formerly the manorial courthouse of Furness Abbey. Here the abbot exercised his right to hold manorial courts and administer justice within the lordship of Furness, as authorised by the abbey’s foundation charter of 1127.
The Dock Museum
Built in a historic graving dock, the museum is home to a wealth of objects and information on the social and industrial history of the Furness area. A landscaped site and channelside walks linking to the Cumbria Coastal Way.
Furness Abbey
The impressive remains of an abbey founded by Stephen, later King of England, including much of the east end and west tower of the church, the ornately decorated chapter house and the cloister buildings.
Gleaston Water Mill
Restored corn mill and waterwheel dating from 1774. Much of the intact milling machinery is on view, along with exhibitions and displays about milling and beekeeping. There’s a tearoom in the adjacent barn.
Piel Island
Situated on the tip of the Furness Peninsula, Piel Island is a jewel that the traveller can stumble across and be won over forever, by this charming little fifty acre island. For it has a King, a Castle and a Pub, all steeped in history waiting to be discovered by you.
Rampside Golf Links
A 10-hole par 3 pitch & putt course on the coast road. Beautiful location with views of Piel Island. Iron and putter included in game fee, and balls sold very cheaply. Great for an office outing. Open Easter to September.
Urban eXtreme
Cumbria’s only indoor skate park. BMX, skateboards, skates & scooters. Book a session and use your own equipment or hire it if you need to.
Wax Lyrical Candle Factory
Factory outlet shop selling scented candles, reed diffusers, oils, gifts, cards, etc. Children can dip their own candles. Have lunch or a snack in Chandlers Cafe. Free parking for cars & coaches.