Things to do in Ulverston
There's always things to do in in Ulverston, the festival town of South Lakeland, whether it’s Flag Fortnight, the Lantern Procession or the Dickensian Festival. An outdoor market is held every Thursday and Saturday, when the town crier is in town.
Special events combine with an assortment of independent shops, cosy pubs, traditional markets and cultural hotspots. Add in the colourfully rendered houses, cobbled streets and inviting side alleys and you’ll find enough in Ulverston to keep you enthralled for days. It also has its own leisure centre where you can enjoy a whole range of sports and activities!
Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and to celebrate this, the town houses the world's only Laurel and Hardy Museum. There’s also a Laurel and Hardy statue in County Square, outside the Coronation Hall, a fine theatre which presents a variety of plays, concerts and events. You’ll also find a cinema in Ulverston town centre.
The Sir John Barrow Monument stands on Hoad Hill overlooking Ulverston and Morecambe Bay. It was erected in 1850 as a tribute to Sir John Barrow, a naval administrator and traveller born in Ulverston. This distinctive landmark, modelled on an earlier version of the Eddystone Lighthouse, is now open to the public whenever the flag is flying on top of the Hill. Climb up and enjoy the view!
Conishead Priory, just outside Ulverston, is home to one of the largest Buddhist Communities in Europe. The Buddhist Temple and historic mansion are set in 70 acres of woodlands and gardens on the shores of Morecambe Bay. Another nearby attraction is Gleaston Water Mill, an 18th Century water corn mill with original wooden gearing and milling artefacts.
Ford Park is a perfect place for families, with a playground, restored Victorian kitchen garden, cafe and bistro to enjoy.
Ulverston... Did you know?
The Ulverston Canal is the shortest canal in the UK at 1¼ miles, and also the deepest and widest.
Pole vaulting as a competitive sport originated in Ulverston in 1843 at Ulverston Football and Cricket club.
Ulverston marks the start of the Cumbria Way, a 70 mile walk through the Lake District to Carlisle.
Find out more about Ulverston
|Official Tourist Board Guide to Ulverston||What's On in Ulverston?|
|Ulverston's Festivals, Heritage and Attractions
||Ulverston Town Council Website|