A ruined 14th-century castle of red sandstone, in the centre of Penrith. The castle was begun in the late 14th century by Ralph Neville, as a defence against Scotish raids. It was later expanded and strengthened by Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III) who created a sumptuous residence here. Castle Terrace,
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Piel Castle is a ruined 14th-century fortress standing on an island at the entrance to Barrow-in-Furness harbour. The castle is composed of a very imposing stone keep, with inner and outer baileys and extensive curtain walls surrounded by two moats. It was built in 1327 by the Abbot of Furness as a measure to guard Furness against attack by Scottish raiders or pirates.
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