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Piel Island

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Lovely little island accessible by the Ferry from Roa Island or via an organised walk as I did. Can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracey T
Bundaberg, Australia
Over night camping

Fantastic night camping on Piel Island, pitched our tent just by the old castle...magical! There is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little island accessible by the Ferry from Roa Island or via an organised walk as I did. Can walk around the island and look at Piel Castle, it’s not a big island, have lunch in the pub or an ice cream, lovely experience and...More

1  Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic night camping on Piel Island, pitched our tent just by the old castle...magical! There is a basic shower block and toilets and the pub serves great food, you actually don’t really have to take anything with you as the pub even serves breakfast! We...More

Thank andi208
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage daugjter and i visit this friendly little island every year on a charity walk. We are guided across as it is known to be a little dangerous due to the tides. Alternatively you can jump on the small ferry for a litle charge....More

1  Thank cumbrianlassiela13
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Piel is tiny, and it doesn't take long to wander round it, but it has a great castle ruin and a pub and is a great little suntrap. The boat across doesn't take long but is a nice gentle trip when the sun is shining....More

1  Thank K5303JCjulied
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Not many castles on Islands away from the coastal towns. I'm still looking for the tunnel which is allegedly between Furness Abbey and Piel castle but to no avail! There are two ways you can get here, walk from South Walney Island, although you need...More

Thank Gordon T
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Although in view of both the mainland and Walney Island, there is a wonderful feeling of gentle wildness and peace to be found on this small island. The music of the waves on the shore, bird song and aerial acrobatics of the swallows and the...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Visited piel island off the coast of barrow in furness. We got to the island via boat...a little proper boat...it felt like an adventure and was very exciting to all of us including my 5 year old daughter and 9 month old son. On arrival,...More

Thank DrLeilaj
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Really great (guided) walk over to Piel Island. Entertaining host (John Murphy) and fascinating history to this island and its ruined castle. Lots of wildlife and seals to spot and good fresh food in the island’s pub (one of only 6 buildings). You can take...More

1  Thank Snowatlast
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

After visiting the Abbey it's only the second half of the story .Its great to catch the little ferry from Roa Island again when the suns shining you can't beat it . The Ship Inn serve lovely food reasonably priced and a descent menu ....More

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

very nice place to visit nice café to go to good food, and you can get the boat to piel island , on a nice day the best beer garden in Cumbria.

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