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Not worth going out of your way for, unless you have a specific interest in this type of building. Small tower at one end of the town. Presumably qualifies technically as a castle but wouldn't impress the majority. Also only open to the public one...More
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
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
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