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Piel Island, Barrow-in-Furness

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Piel Island lies in Morecambe Bay , around 1⁄2 mile (800 metres) off the southern tip of the Furness peninsula in the administrative county of Cumbria, England. It is one of the Islands of Furness, three of which sit near to Piel at the mouth of Walney Channel. The island is the location of Piel Castle, built by the monks of Furness Abbey in the fourteenth century.

Historically within Lancashire, the island today is owned by the town of Barrow-in-Furness, having been given to the people by the Duke of Buccleuch in 1922. The Borough Council's administrative duties also include the selection of the "King" of Piel, who is the landlord of the island's public house, the Ship Inn. Piel is about 26 acres (11 hectares) in size. The landlord and their family are usually the only permanent residents, though there are eight old fishermen's cottages which are used by sailors or as second homes.

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  • Was a lovely trip out on the piel ferry to the island. It felt peaceful walking around, especially the ruins and the beach. Views are amazing. Sat and had a non alcoholic drink outside the pub. Will.....  more
    Was a lovely trip out on the piel ferry to the island. It felt peaceful walking around, especially the ruins and the beach. Views are amazing. Sat and had a non alcoholic drink outside the pub. Will.....  more »
  • Don’t waste your time what a disappointment, ferry is £6 not £5 as Advertised but whats a £1 was told ferry back would be between 9:30 and 10 in morning to leave island as we booked to stay in the... 
    Don’t waste your time what a disappointment, ferry is £6 not £5 as Advertised but whats a £1 was told ferry back would be between 9:30 and 10 in morning to leave island as we booked to stay in the...  more »
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