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Community Events
Events and festivals take place throughout the year. Many of them involve strong community participation, such as the Carnival and the Lantern Festival.
Events Calendar
Walking
There are numerous gentle walk routes in the town and surrounding countryside. Leaflets are available in the town. There is an annual walking festival in the Spring.
Ulverston Walks
Sir John Barrow Monument
The prominent memorial on Hoad Hill was built in 1850 in honour of Sir John Barrow, a naval explorer and Second Secretary to the Admiralty, who was born in Ulverston. It is a replica of an early version of the Eddystone Lighthouse.
Hoad Monument
Laurel & Hardy Statue
Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston. The bronze statue was commissioned and paid for by a public appeal organised by the Sons of the Desert. It stands outside the Coronation Hall, where Stan and Ollie appeared on the balcony in 1947.
Ulverston Attractions
The Lake District
There are many top visitor attractions and reputable activity providers in the southern part of the Lake District, particularly in the Windermere and Coniston areas.
Visit South Lakeland
Ulverston Canal
The canal is known as the shortest, deepest, broadest and straightest in England. A footpath runs it's length. Large steel sculptural interpretation boards describe the canal’s history. The Bay Horse pub at Canal Foot provides a convenient resting place for walkers.
Ulverston Canal
Religious Heritage
St Mary's Parish Church was founded in 1111AD. Swarthmoor Hall is the birthplace of the Quaker Movement. Conishead Priory is now home to a thriving Buddhist community.
Ulverston Attractions
Street Entertainment
The town is proud of the variety and quality of its festivals held throughout the year. Events take place on the cobbled streets, at the Coronation Hall, Conishead Priory, the Laurel & Hardy Museum, and Ford Park.
Annual Festivals
Furness Peninsula
The Furness Peninsula is located to the south-west of the Lake District. The area boasts some excellent scenery, a fabulous semi-ruined abbey, and many miles of coastline, popular for kiteboarding, windsurfing and sailing.
Visit Furness Peninsula
Eating Out
Ulverston seems to have a cafe or pub on every street, and there’s a good range of restaurants. Some specialise in using fresh local produce, such as Lakeland lamb, potted shrimps, Holker venison, Waberthwaite air-dried ham, and huge Cumberland sausages.
Restaurants
Sports
Ulverston has grass and all-weather pitches for football and hockey. There's an indoor tennis centre, swimming pool, rugby pitches, and several gyms. There are numerous sports and social clubs to join, covering all age groups.
Leisure Clubs
Live Music
Ulverston offers a wide range of live music and entertainment events, in pubs, clubs, and outdoor festivals. There's a band playing somewhere almost every day of the week.
Events Calendar

Ulverston Tourist Information

A historic market town, built around a cobbled main street containing specialist shops, pubs with real ale and open fires, independent hotels and eating places. There are excellent walks around the town and countryside, with views of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay.

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Ulverston Festivals & Events

Ulverston is known as the “Festival Town”. Events take place all year round, featuring live music, comedy, food, art, and more.

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