Piel Castle, also known as Peel Castle, is a restored castle from the early 14th century located on Piel Island, off the coast of north-west England. William Wordsworth associated the castle with the tragic death of his brother, John, who was serving as captain of the Earl of Abergavenny when it was shipwrecked in 1805.
A painting of the castle by Sir George Beaumont was the inspiration for William Wordsworth's poem "Elegiac Stanzas."
© 2000, Richard Matlak.
Peele Castle, Fouldry Castle, Pile at Fouldray, England, William Wordsworth, John Wordsworth, Earl of Abergavenny (ship)