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Piel Island

Barrow-in-Furness, England
+44 7516 453784
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A nice day out

very nice place to visit nice café to go to good food, and you can get the boat to piel island... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davidetchells75
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Good day out

Had a spare day on a Saturday. So went to the island. Had a wander round the ruins, saw a few seals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis K
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“ship inn” (33 reviews)
“the pub” (87 reviews)
“castle ruins” (15 reviews)
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Barrow-in-Furness, England
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"small ferry"
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"ruined castle"
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"day trip"
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"open boat"
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"barn owl"
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"little gem"
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"blackpool tower"
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"nice to walk round"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a spare day on a Saturday. So went to the island. Had a wander round the ruins, saw a few seals took a stroll around the island. Had a nice pub lunch & a few beers. All in all a nice relaxing day. Just...More

Thank Dennis K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the weather is nice, a nice peaceful pace to visit, with a great ferry ride over, the ferry is an old fishing boat which takes 12 passengers, the 'king' of Piel, also takes passengers in his boat if busy!

Thank RLandAdam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable couple of hours on the island. The crossing was pleasant and the boatman very friendly. It was good to watch the children explore the castle and locate a hidden geocache. Pub looks after a good pint.

Thank ajamesh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had 3 nights wild camping with a 5&9 year old who both agreed this was an awesome place, they loved the trip to the seals. Castle is great for them to explore without needing too much adult interference and was great Being able to camp...More

Thank Neil C
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

We currently stayed on the Island and wow what a place to escape the stress's of normal day life. King and Queen were great hosts they couldn't be any better. Food and portions are legendary and I can honestly say its true !!!! Rooms are...More

3  Thank junglebones54
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SophieBarrow, General Manager at Piel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to piel and look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Whilst racing at Cartmel we were based in barrow on Furness. On our day off from racing we decided to visit Piel Island which had been recommended to us, it was a beautiful hot day and we parked up not far from the small slipway...More

2  Thank Paul S
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SophieBarrow, General Manager at Piel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are happy you enjoyed your day off with us and hope you will return soon

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Family friendly island acessable by a small boat that ferries people back and forth for £5 return. A small pub , camping grounds, fishing , canoeing and beautiful piel castle ruins plenty to do if you love the sea. Or do as we did explore...More

Thank Leonie S
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

An interesting place for a day trip. Catch the little ferry boat £5.0 return on non-windy days. Best to call first if you think it's going to be windy. Contact is on the web page. There's a castle to explore. I spotted a Barn Owl....More

1  Thank Timothy W
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SophieBarrow, Manager at Piel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for your review. The toilet block is owned by barrow council and is not maintained. We do clean them on a volentry basis when we have time. There are toilet facilities inside the ship inn for customers to use.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

When you step on the ferry you are greated by the ferry man who told us he had been doing it for years and it showed how he handled the boat. Once on the island you can roam free and go all round the edge...More

Thank Tonyholland233
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Catherine B
18 August 2018|
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Response from lakelover908 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We parked in the street in a residential area nearby for the day. We did not see a designated ferry terminal car park.
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Michelle c
1 July 2018|
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Response from Franny1963fc | Reviewed this property |
not long about ten mins
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elainekilshaw
7 June 2018|
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Response from lakelover908 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they can.
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