Piel Island :: Shared Description

Piel Island is a little tear-drop shaped island of about 20ha (50 acres) which has officially a population of four. This makes it, probably, England's least-populated populated island. This entire population is probably accounted for by the family that lives at The Ship Inn. The owner of this inn being acclaimed the "King of Piel" - the present King (2013) being Steve Chattaway.
To get to the island a ferry runs from Roa Island (which is causewayed to the mainland) quite regularly during the summer months, but it is best to check whether it is running as it is affected by tide and weather.
Currently (2013) the contact information can be found on this website LinkExternal link
The ancient castle on the island, once the property of the abbots of nearby Furness Abbey dates from the C14th ( EH listing LinkExternal link ) having been licensed for construction in 1327. It was dismantled in 1403 but repaired in about 1429. It is an English Heritage site freely open to the public (provided you can get to the island) see visitor info. here LinkExternal link
Wikipedia article on Piel Castle LinkExternal link
The only other buildings on the island are a row of cottages; these do not seem to be inhabited (and the low population figures suggests they are not) but they seem to be in reasonable condition, and are perhaps used as holiday lets - but this is only speculation on my part.
There is a good Wikipedia article on the island here LinkExternal link
Visit Cumbria article LinkExternal link
Ship Inn LinkExternal link

by Rob Farrow
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SD2363 : Piel Castle and The Ship Inn from Rampside by Rob Farrow
SD2364 : Steps and shore, Roa Island by Rob Farrow
SD2363 : Piel Castle from Walney Island by Rob Farrow
SD2162 : A Little Egret flies past by Rob Farrow
SD2162 : Haws Bed, Walney by Rob Farrow
SD2363 : Piel Castle Keep from Scar End Point, Walney by Rob Farrow
SD2363 : Piel Island from Roa Island by Rob Farrow


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Created: Mon, 21 Oct 2013, Updated: Sun, 13 Sep 2015

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