UK Travel Guide



Dalton-in-Furness in Cumbria

In the center of the Furness Peninsula by the Irish Sea lies Dalton-in-Furness. With a population of 10,000 people, this town boasts plenty of pubs and restaurants, historic sites, and the popular South Lakes Wild Animal Park. The history of Dalton-in-Furness covers over a thousand years. The location of the village enabled it to successfully flourish more than the surrounding inhabited territories that were closer to the coast and therefore more prone to pirate raids. In the town, the Dalton Castle continues to stand after 600 years, with alterations from the fourteenth to the twentieth century. Other historical aspects of the town include the pre-Norman St. Mary’s Parish Church and the grave of George Romney, the esteemed native painter from the eighteenth century. The more modern attraction of South Lakes Wild Animal Park is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the area. With exotic animals such as the Sumatran and Amur Tigers and an opportunity to hand feed kangaroos, the zoo offers many activities for the family. Nature trails, lakeside walks, and picnic areas are also available.