Dalton in Furness – a brief history Probable origin of the Anglian name is descriptive of its situation i.e. Daletun,clearly meaning the tun or town in a dale, and possibly dating from the 7th century A.D. 1127. Work started on the building of the monastery dedicated to St. Mary of Furness in the secluded Vale of Nightshade, or as… Continue Reading

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Dalton is the ancient and historic capital of Furness and has approximately 8,000 residents at the current time. Ideally located less than thirty miles from the Lake District and close to the Irish Sea coast and nature reserves, Dalton is home to one of the Counties largest tourist attractions, South Lakes Wild Animal Park.