The town of Dalton, which dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, lies in a narrow Furness valley which extends deep into Morecambe Bay. The ancient capital of Furness, Dalton used to be an important centre for administration and justice. Dalton Castle with its 14th century Pele Tower, is now a National Trust property. It was constructed by the monks of Furness Abbey for the protection of the nearby market town and was the building from which the Abbot administered the area and dispensed justice.
Almost 2 miles to the south of the station are the ruins of Furness Abbey, a former Cistercian monastery dating back to 1123.
Today, the town is largely residential and has many flourishing shops, pubs and small businesses.
Take care when getting on or off trains at Dalton as platforms are low and there is a gap between the carriage floor and the platform surface.