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of extensive and pleasant views, of land and sea, mountains and islands. Ulverston appears to the north east, seated under a hanging wood, and beyond that Furness-fells, in various shapes, form the grandest termination that can be imagined. The back view is the reverse of this. When the tide is up, you see a fine arm of the sea stretching far within land, terminated by bold rocks and steep shores. Beyond this expanse, a far country is seen, and Lancaster town and castle, in a fine point of view, under a screen of high grounds, over which sable Clougha rears his venerable head. Ingleborough, behind many other mountains, has a fine effect from this station. If in a carriage, return from the abbey by Dalton. This village is finely situated on the crest of a rocky eminence, sloping to the morning sun. At the upper end is a square tower, where formerly the abbot held his secular court, and secured his prisoners. The keep is in the bottom of the tower, and is a dismal dungeon.
Conishead Priory
Return to Ulverston, and from thence to the priory of Conishead, the paradise of Furness; a Mount Edgecomb in miniature, which well deserves a visit from the curious traveller. The house stands on the site of the priory of Conishead, at the foot of a fine eminence, and the ground falls gently from it on all
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button -- Birkrigg Beacon (?)
button -- Birkrigg Common
button -- Conishead Priory
button -- "Dalton" -- Dalton-in-Furness

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