Piel Island lies half a mile (1 km) off the southern tip of the Furness Peninsula in the administrative county of Cumbria, though historically within Lancashire north of the sands. It is located at 54°3′50″N 3°10′30″W (OS grid ref. SD233637). It is one of the Islands of Furness. It is the location of the English Heritage-owned Piel Castle.Plan to visit Piel Island and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Barrow-in-Furness attractions using our Barrow-in-Furness trip builder website.
The island is within the administrative boundaries of the mainland town of Barrow-in-Furness and is owned by the people of the town, having been given by the Duke of Buccleuch in the early 20th century. 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. The area of Piel is about 50 acres (20 hectares). As well as the landlord and his family the island has three other permanent residents who live in the old Pilots Cottages.
Piel Island Reviews
Piel Island is always top of our bucket list whenever we are in Cumbria to visit the family. A lovely relaxed day out, a nice boat trip with John, a pint in the sun and a natter with the friendly... more »
Lovely, peaceful, friendly people. theres a pub on the islasnd and its very tranquil. see wildlife as well and enjoy a great day on the isaland more »
A beautiful island, great pub, fantastic (if basic) camping.
Quirky and a fabulous. Great place to camp in the summer.
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