The Area




Dalton-in-Furness is a small town of approximately 11,000 people outside Barrow-in-Furness, in Cumbria, England. Historically, it is the ancient capital of Furness.

The town is associated with a number of famous artists. It was the home of George Romney in the 1700s, birthplace of award-winning artist Richard T. Slone and the town in which Turner Prize winner Keith Tyson attended school.

The town is situated near the centre of Low Furness, on the eastern crest of a glaciated valley which runs obliquely across the peninsula. Just over a mile to the south lie the ruins of Furness Abbey, and four miles to the south west is the nearest major town, Barrow-in-Furness.

The area is generally reached by the A590, the link road from the M6 motorway to the Furness region, which now by-passes the town, reducing the traffic flow. all car parks in the town are free.

As well as being quarter of an hour from the famous English Lake District, Dalton-in-Furness has a number of tourist attractions within its borders including:

Dalton Castle (National Trust)

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Furness Abbey (English Heritage)

Dalton-in-Furness also holds:-

Medieval Charter Fair which is held every May bank holiday.
Dalton Carnival, a tradition going back 100 years. Held in June starting with a parade through the town ending in Dowdales School field for the dancing competitions.
Christmas tree festival. Dalton is recognised as the Christmas capitol with the Christmas parade and the Christmas tree festival in St Mary’s church in Dalton.

More information about these attractions or the area information is available from the Tourist Information Point, display stands or on request from a member of staff. Click on the map below for a larger version.

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