Ulverston has a wealth of traditional and specialist shops. Enjoy a shopping experience that your grandparents would identify with. No concrete malls, pedestrian precincts, department stores, or multi-storey car parks here, and you won’t find an escalator either!
Nevertheless, Ulverston is a jolly nice place to visit. You’ll find shops selling clothing, furniture, carpets, art, gifts, books, crafts, jewellery, bikes, antiques, ironmongery, grocers, butchers, bakers, health foods, interior designers, and much more. When you need a coffee or a meal break, there are dozens of restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from.
Many shops are closed on Sundays, and Ulverston’s half day is Wednesday. The following shops and cafes ARE normally open for limited times on Sundays:
- Bargain Booze at New Market Street
- Barn Cafe at Swarthmoor Hall
- Booths Supermarket & Cafe at Canal Head
- Coach House Cafe at Ford Park
- Co-op at Market Street & Priory Road
- Costa Coffee at Market Street
- Cumbria Crystal at Canal Head
- Gillam’s Tea Rooms at Market Street
- Martin McColl at Market Street & Central Drive
- Mountain Warehouse at Canal Head
- Olde Ulverston Tea Rooms at Lower Brook Street
- Orangery Cafe at St Mary’s Hospice
- Original Factory Shop at The Gill
- Tesco Express at Market Street
- WCF Pet & Equestrian at Canal Head
Note that hotels, restaurants, pubs and takeaway food shops are generally open on Sundays. Additional shops and cafes may occasionally open on Sundays, for example during festival weekends or in the approach to Christmas.