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Ulverston Market Town & Monks

11.00am - Take the short walk into Ulverston, South Lakeland’s Festival Town. There is a traditional street market on Thursdays and Saturdays and the town crier is in town on those days. Take your time to explore the cobbled streets, speciality shops and friendly cafes. Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and is home to the world’s only Laurel & Hardy Museum.

Telephone: 01229 582292

1.00pm - Depart Ulverston Town Centre for The Lakes Glass Centre.

1.05pm - Arrive at The Lakes Glass Centre, home to Cumbria Crystal . This is a unique opportunity to see Venetian style glass making and the finest lead crystal being crafted under the same roof. The Lighthouse Restaurant and Gateway to Furness Exhibition are also on site.

Telephone: 01229 584400

2.00pm - Depart the Lakes Glass Centre for Conishead Priory, a Georgian gothic mansion now home to a Buddhist community. (check with attraction for details).

2.10pm - Arrive at Conishead Priory and visit the unique Buddhist temple and take a guided tour of the mansion. There are lovely walks in the grounds.

Telephone: 01229 584029  

Website: www.manjushri.org

3.15pm - Depart Conishead Priory for the scenic journey along the coast road to Gleaston Watermill (follow the brown and white waterwheel signs).

3.40pm - Arrive at Gleaston Watermill and take a tour of this beautiful restored mill. Time to soak up the rural atmosphere and country traditions wonderfully illustrated in this charming attraction. Delicious home made food and refreshments using local produce, are served in Dusty Miller’s Traditional Tea Shop.

Telephone: +44 (0)1229 869244  

Website: www.watermill.co.uk