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Piel Island

Barrow-in-Furness, England
+44 7516 453784
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Little gem

As you walk to the pier 11.30 am there is a boat trip that takes you across £5 return pp thats... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah J
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Penistone, England, United Kingdom
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wow

beautiful surroundings return trip on the small but safe ferry fiver! great castle ruins and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Franny1963fc
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“the pub” (88 reviews)
“ship inn” (35 reviews)
“castle ruins” (13 reviews)
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Barrow-in-Furness, England
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+44 7516 453784
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"ruined castle"
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"magical place"
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"open boat"
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"blackpool tower"
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"nice to walk round"
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"little gem"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you walk to the pier 11.30 am there is a boat trip that takes you across £5 return pp thats great value for money.. there are amazing views from the island with castle ruins its a must see with a great walk round..as you...More

Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

beautiful surroundings return trip on the small but safe ferry fiver! great castle ruins and views great pub friendly owners we didnt eat but food looked great and good value camping allowed fiver but basic really lovely afternoon would love to stay over

Thank Franny1963fc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ferryman was informative on the way to Piel Island. Had a lovely meal in the pub and walked the castle ruins. A nice laid back way to spend the day.

Thank andycreeduk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In an age of hustle and bustle, Piel Island is a haven of tranquility. I made the crossing (and as a warning don't go over in cotton tracksuit, you get wet) to view the castle, established by the monks of Furness Abbey as a defensive...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Went on a day out to Piel Island, ferry costs £5.00 and sails from 11.00 am to 5.30 pm trip only takes 10 minutes and runs all day, would suggest going on a sunny summers day, it was easy to get there but I think...More

1  Thank bedwards054
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Took the ferry over to the island today. Interesting English Heritage castle and grassy paths to walk round the island. Did have to queue for the ferry but it was a bank holiday weekend. The Ship Inn was doing a roaring trade. Ferry £5 return...More

Thank lakelover908
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We went on the ferry over to piel for the day. Ferry man was very nice. We got over to the island and was welcomed by the staff at the pub. Brilliant food and great friendly staff. Will definitely be back several times in the...More

2  Thank pchat143
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I would have liked to review the island, but the lack of information about the ferry service made this impossible. We visited at Easter and the sign on the lamppost by the jetty said that the ferry ran between Easter and October. We believed that...More

2  Thank bgreen73
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Great visit by ferry to this unusual island. A castle you can climb up and around for free, 4 cottages and a great pub called Ship Inn. Awesome food (mussels and chips) served by the the Queen & King of Piel island.

Thank ceebee114
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely tranquil and picturesque area,superb views,great pubs,full of history and has something for everyone.

1  Thank Liam C
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