Piel Castle, Piel Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
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    Piel Castle Info

    Piel Castle also known as Fouldry Castle, is located on Piel Island, 1 km off the southern tip of the Furness Peninsula, protecting the deep water harbour of Barrow-in-Furness. A well preserved keep and two baileys remain today.

    In 1212 a wooden tower was built when the monks of Furness Abbey needed to store provisions there. The abbey engaged in much trade through Piel Harbour and further fortified the site soon after the Scottish invasions of 1316 and 1322. In 1327 Edward III gave Furness Abbey a license to crenellate the tower and a motte and bailey castle was built. The castle was a concentric fortification with a keep and three towers surrounded by a ditch. It was dismantled in 1403 but then partly rebuilt some years later, but was in ruins by the 16th century.

    Managed by English Heritage and accessible only via a small boat ferry.

    For more information see the Piel Castle website

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    Piel Castle 7-day Weather Forecast

    Rain today through Saturday, with temperatures bottoming out at 5°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain in the morning and overnight and windy throughout the day.
       78%  99%   21 mph
      8:15 am    4:35 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 24th
     Rain in the morning and evening and windy throughout the day.
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      8:14 am    4:37 pm

    Thursday, Jan 25th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
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      8:12 am    4:39 pm
    Friday, Jan 26th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
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      8:11 am    4:41 pm

    Saturday, Jan 27th
     Rain until afternoon and windy throughout the day.
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      8:09 am    4:43 pm
    Sunday, Jan 28th
     Breezy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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      8:08 am    4:45 pm

    Monday, Jan 29th
     Windy until afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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      8:06 am    4:47 pm
    Tuesday, Jan 30th
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
       51%  35%   9 mph
      8:04 am    4:49 pm

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