Cheap Hotels in Dalton In Furness
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Hotels in Dalton In Furness
The ancient town of Dalton-in-Furness lies in a narrow valley by the coast in the Lake District, Cumbria. With a variety of activities and attractions in the area, it makes an ideal base for your getaway. Dalton-in-Furness hotels cater for families and couples alike, and vary from quaint B & Bs to five star accommodation.
Nearby on the coast there is a large 2.2km2 nature reserve, Sandscale Haws. There is nothing here but beautiful dune grasslands and a sandy beach with views across the Duddon Estuary to the stunning Lakeland Mountains. Here you can see thousands of wading birds and wildfowl during winter, and the very rare herbaceous plant, Dune Helleborine. Sandscale Haws also supports one fifth of the national population of the rare natterjack toad, only found at a few other sites in the UK, and migratory bird populations of international importance, including Pintail, Red Knot and Common Redshank.
The 14th-century Dalton Castle was built around 1330-36 to provide a place of refuge for the monks of nearby Furness Abbey against Scottish raiders. Over the centuries it has served as both a prison and court, and retains its original exterior features. It is now owned by the National Trust.
Not far from Dalton Castle is the red sandstone church of St Mary, designed by the celebrated Victorian architects Paley and Austin. In the graveyard lies George Romney (1734-1804), the famous portrait painter who was born in the town. Many examples of his work can be seen at Abbot Hall in Kendal, about a 45-minute drive away.
There's a wealth of interesting buildings and structures in and around Dalton's Market Place, such as an elegant Victorian drinking fountain, with fluted columns supporting a dome of open iron-work. Nearby is the market cross, and even slabs of stone used for fish drying in the 19th century.
About a mile away is the Lake District's only zoological park, South Lakes Wild Animal Park, recognised as one of Europe's leading conservation zoos. Here you will find both Amur and Sumatran Tigers, the biggest and smallest tigers in the world.
Where to eat
Hartley's Restaurant, Dalton-in-Furness, offers a unique dining experience in a relaxed setting, furnished in a contemporary style with a Mediterranean flair.
Since 1500 AD, The Brown Cow Inn of Dalton-in-Furness has stood at the foot of the High Bluff. Evidence of history runs throughout the atmospheric inn, which has a great deal of charm and personality.
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