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