Cumbria (near Barrow-in-Furness)

Originally it could possibly have been a Danish outpost. This remote castle is situated on

a small inhospitable windswept Island of Piel, 1 km off the southern tip of the Furness Peninsula as if protecting the harbour of Barrow-in-Furness.

Originally fortified in the reign of King Stephen.

A licence to crenelate was granted in 1327 to the Abbot and Convent of Furness and so

it became a fortified convent.

The visible remains we see today probably date from that time.

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