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Located on Piel Island, 3.25 mile South East of Barrow-in-Furness (OS Map 96; ref SD 233636). Access by small boat: from 11am, from Roa Island, summer only; subject to tides and weather. There is a small charge for this service; for details, call Alan Cleasby on 01229 835809 or 07798 794550, or John Cleasby on 07799 761306.
The impressive ruins of a 14th-century castle with a massive keep, inner and outer baileys, and towered curtain walls still standing. It was built by the Abbot of Furness on the south-eastern point of Piel Island, to guard the deep-water harbour of Barrow-in-Furness against pirates and Scots raiders.
All year at any reasonable time.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
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