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Welcome to the online Dalton in Furness Directory published by A2A Advertising, if you would like to advertise on this site with a listing or a page or on our printed directory please call us on 015395 64486.

The ancient town of Dalton-in-Furness lies in a narrow valley on that part of Furness which extends deep into Morecambe Bay. Once this was the leading town of Furness, and was an important centre for administration and justice.

The 14th-century pele tower, now known as Dalton Castle, stands almost hidden by surrounding buildings. It was built around 1330-36 to provide a place of refuge for the monks of of nearby Furness Abbey against Scottish raiders. Over the centuries it has served as both prison and court, and whilst being extensively altered inside, retains its original features outside. It is now owned by the National Trust.

Not far from Dalton Castle is the red sandstone church of St Mary which was designed by the celebrated Victorian architects Paley and Austin, and which is one of their most spectacular buildings. In the graveyard lies George Romney (1734-1804), the famous portrait painter who was born in the town. Many examples of his work may be seen at Abbot Hall in Kendal.

There are many interesting buildings in Dalton in and around the Market Place, such as the unique cast-iron shop-front of No 51 Market Place. There is an elegant Victorian drinking fountain, with fluted columns supporting a dome of open iron-work. Nearby is the market cross and slabs of stone used for fish drying in the 19th century.

About a mile out of the town in the Lake District's only zoological park, South Lakes Wild Animal Park, which is recognised as one of Europe's leading conservation zoos. Here you will find hold both Amur and Sumatran Tigers, the biggest and smallest tigers left in the world.

Barrow in Furness Hotel | Hotel Barrow in Furness| Hotel near Barrow in Furness | Hotel near Ulverston

 The Sun Hotel near Barrow, for a Hotel near Barrow look no further than the Sun, we have 8 rooms and great views, great food and a great bar, we are around thirty minutes away and are fifteen minutes from Ulverston, a proper place to stay - why not enjoy the South Lakes when you are working in Barrow, enjoy walking around Coniston water or up the Old Man.

We have 8 bedrooms at The Sun including a mix of family room, doubles, twins & singles. Each room features beds with extra thick mattresses & quality comforters, for a good nights sleep and our bathroom and bedrooms are stocked.

  • Discreet TV with Freeview and free WiFi is available during your stay.
  • Room only from £30pp per night
  • B&B from £35pp per night

Call us on 015394 41248 for our latest room availability and prices. 


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