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More of a Pele Tower than a Castle

The building was originally owned by Furness Abbey as a site to administer justice and possibly... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
938fjg
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
Very small

I’m not sure if this is a very small castle or small remains of a bigger castle. Either way, it’s... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
albeback1
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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15 May 2018
“More of a Pele Tower than a Castle”
11 Feb 2018
“Very small ”
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Dalton was the historic capital of Furness and this 14th Century Tower is believed to be part of the Memorial of Furness Abbey. It is only open on Saturday afternoon but is interesting from the outside and in its surroundings which are also historic. The...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

The building was originally owned by Furness Abbey as a site to administer justice and possibly defend the area from Scottish raiders. After the dissolution it continued as a court through crown and private owners and the interior was altered. Now owned by the NT...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

As National Trust members, we were able to visit Dalton Castle for free but I believe the entrance fee is minimal. It is a great pice of local history with knowledgable and friendly staff. Thank you

Thank Alison R
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure if this is a very small castle or small remains of a bigger castle. Either way, it’s not very big.

Thank albeback1
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Not much to see from the outside. Just a small tower building in the town. Good to stop off and take pictures.

Thank Alderado
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

You would be disappointed if you came thinking it was a big castle. Now just purely a small tower that only opens on Saturday.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed January 25, 2018

just called in at Dalton and went to take a look .Sad to say not open to view inside this day but outside gives a good feeling ,so will return when we can view the inside .

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed July 25, 2017

We were looking for a national trust property to visit. Was due to size rather disappointed. Luckily a local who saw us taking phones pointed us to Furness Abbey.

Thank Crispin E
Reviewed March 18, 2017

In fact it's not a Castle but rather it's a 14th century tower which was formerly the courthouse of nearby Furness Abbey. The tower is only open on Saturday, but entry is free and the volunteer guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. However there's very...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed February 16, 2017

It's a good visit, short and sweet but worth a visit if you are in the area. Would recommend a trip there.

Thank Chalex14
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