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“A pleasant surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piel Island

Piel Island
Barrow-in-Furness, England
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

4 of us and the dog had a lovely few hours on Piel, we were lucky with the weather and the crossing was smooth. The ferryman is a real character full of good cheer. One disappointment was we didn't realise how good the food in the pub was, we had already picnicked and could only manage some chips, looking at other diners we should have noshed there. Will be back for a Scooby Snack !

Visited July 2014
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“Channel Crossing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Visited the island by joining a group of about seventy on a guided walk from Snab Point across the sands of the South Walney Channel. It was part of the annual Barrow Walking Festival, which extends to five weeks in 2014. Our walk leader, former Barrow mayor John Murphy, was a mine of information on a range of subjects relating to Piel Island, Barrow and Furness. The low tide crossing is about a mile long. Once on Piel, John embarked upon a circuit of the island, a tour that featured a visit to its ruinous fourteenth century castle. Wildlife spotted included seals, a barn owl, a kestrel and numerous seabirds. Refreshments, such as tea and coffee, are available at the Ship Inn. The sands walk is a wonderful way to reach Piel, offering very different views of Walney Island, Barrow, Roa Island, Morecambe Bay and a stunning eastern panorama encompassing Yorkshire's Three Peaks, the Bowland fells and Blackpool Tower.

Visited July 2014
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“60th birthday weekend ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A great weekend made to feel extremely welcome by all. I'm vegetarian and felt they made a real effort to ensure that I had a great meal that wasn't just the same old options that us veggies usually get.

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“Another cracking weekend on Piel Island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Just spent another cracking couple of days on this beautiful little island, weather was fantastic and the hospitality of the King and Queen (Steve and Sheila) and there wonderful crew was exceptional as always.

We camped on the main field and the weather was so good, you could have imagined you were anywhere in the world! We had Dinner in the Pub and the food was great as always, great quality and quantity and good value for money.

We've lost count of the number of times we've visited the Island now and can't wait to go back! I would recommend to anyone and if you've not been, then get yourselves over and experience it for yourselves.

Visited June 2014
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“Quirky and historical.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had a lovely day out at Piel Island. The coast around Barrow is truly unique and interesting. The ferry trip over was enjoyable and the ferryman was very pleasant and chatty and able to answer all my questions about the local area. The pub was relaxed and welcoming and the food was good value. The castle is fun to explore and steeped in history. There's not a huge amount here, but that's the appeal and the boat trip over makes it into a mini adventure.

Visited June 2014
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