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Dalton CastleDalton Castle with its 14th Century Pele Tower, dungeons and spiral staircase is situated at Dalton-in-Furness in the South West of Cumbria and also being close to Ulverston.

Dalton Castle was built after the Scots raid by Robert Bruce in 1322 on the instructions of the Abbot of nearby Furness Abbey in which much of the land and property belonging to the Abbey were destroyed. The three storey tower is a plain-faced rectangular tower, measuring in plan approximately 45 feet/14metres by 30 feet/9metres.

There is a record of a presence here from at least 1239, where there is a mention of a jury and later a prison with the castle's role as a prison until 1774, and it remained a court right up to 1925. In 1969 it was given over to the care of the National Trust by the Duke of Buccleuch.

Inside you will find recently restored armour belonging to the castle and exhibitions can be seen occasionally.

Admission is free, but the Friends of Dalton Castle are trying to raise enough money to repair the roof, they would welcome donations.


It is advisable to contact the castle prior to your visit if there is something specific you wish to see or any alterations have been made to the Opening times and the attraction itself. Disclaimer

Further information and details on opening times, costs and facilities please contact. Please Note - limited opening times

Location - Dalton-in-Furness close to Ulverston

Telephone: Dalton Castle +44 [0] 19467 26064
Email Dalton Castle Dalton Castle

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