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Stan Laurel
William Birkett

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Ambleside Rush-bearing
Grasmere Sports
World Gurning Championships

Ulverston Events

South Cumbria Music Festival

Flag Fortnight
Ulverston Walking Festival

Furness Traditions Folklore Festival

Lantern Procession
Lowick Agricultural Show
Ulverston Charter Festival

Dickensian Festival

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Farmers Arms
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Sun Inn
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The market town of Ulverston sits in the north west corner of the Furness peninsula, the hills behind it, Chapel Island, the Cartmel peninsula and Morecambe Bay before it. Ulverston was granted a market charter by Edward I in 1280, and to this day holds Thursday and Saturday markets, and is the site of livestock markets too. There are some older buildings in the town, including St Maryís Church, parts of which date from 1540, but the dominant architectural style in the centre is Georgian, with solid structures of understated elegance, many of them a practical three-storeys to make good use of the space available. Outside the town there are three buildings of particular interest. Elizabethan Swarthmoor Hall was once the home of Quaker founder George Fox, a place of graceful but powerful simplicity in its lines. And by way of contrast there is Conishead Priory, an example of Victorian Gothic at its most confident, complete with two octagonal towers. Conishead is now a Buddhist centre, open for historical tours on Saturdays and Sundays. The third building is the Hoad Monument on the hills behind the town, a replica of the third Eddystone Lighthouse in honour of explorer and Ulverstonian George Barrow. The most famous Ulverstonian though is surely Stan Laurel, born in Argyle Street in 1890. The town, visited by the duo in 1947, now houses a Laurel and Hardy Museum. Ulverston is easy to reach by car, standing on the A590 which weaves its way from junction 36 of the M6 all the way west to Barrow-in-Furness, but for the fitter among us it is an end or start of the Cumbrian Way walk. But perhaps the most enjoyable way to get there is on the scenic railway line from Lancaster that uses two splendid viaducts en route, one at Arnside and then the Leven Viaduct just east of the town.


Aquarium of the Lakes
Bardsea Country Park
Conishead Priory
Fell Foot Country Park
Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve
Gleaston Water Mill
Graythwaite Hall Gardens
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
Laurel and Hardy Museum
Sir John Barrow Cottage
Stott Park Bobbin Mill


Bardsea Leisure Park


Benson Street Surgery
Fountain Street Surgery


Bayside Family Practice
Dr Moore GJ
Haverthwaite Surgery
Ulverston Community Health Centre

Estate Agent

Firth Brown

Halifax Property Services
Harrison Coward
Poole Townsend
Ross Estate Agencies

Golf Club

Ulverston Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Spa @ Cascades Health & Fitness Club


Farmers Arms
The Bay Horse Hotel
The Braddylls Arms
The Red Lion
The Ship Inn
White Hart Inn


Auction Mart Car Boot
Ulverston Country Market
Ulverston Market Hall
Ulverston Street Market

Pub and Bar

Amigos Mexican & Steakhouse
Barley Mow
Bird In Hand
Britannia Inn

Cattle Market Inn
Derby Arms
General Burgoyne
Globe Inn
Old Friends Inn
Stan Laurel
Sun Inn


Amigos Mexican & Steakhouse
Gillamís Tearoom & Restaurant
Laurelís Bistro
Lotus Chinese Restaurant
Naaz Indian Cuisine
Temple Thai
Ugly Duckling Restaurant


Ulverston Victoria High School


Bramble Cottage
Lake Cottage




Boltons Kabs
CM Taxis
Joes Taxis
Mckennas Taxis


Coronation Hall Theatre


Church Walk Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Glaxo (Men's Hockey)
Glaxo (Women's Hockey)
Ulverston CC (Cricket)


The Book Shop
Brogden Books
Flower Shop
Hillfoot Garden Centre
Appleseeds Health Store
Pets Pantry
Lyn Savage
F Dickinson Footwear Ltd
The Tinners' Rabbit
Furness Galleries

Wildduck Ethnic Trading
Mother Earth
Ships Wheel Cafe
Olde Ulverston Tea Room
Deli With A Difference
The Cumbrian Way
Rossendale Interiors
Mad Hatters


Phoenix Antiques
Elizabeth & Son

Places to Stay near Ulverston

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Old Daltongate House (0.09 miles)

Old Daltongate House

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Old Daltongate House is a Grade 2 listed townhouse built in 1654 by a prominent local Quaker family from nearby Swarthmoor Hall. It is now a luxury bed and breakfast ... More

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The Bay Horse Hotel (1.64 miles)

The Bay Horse Hotel

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The Bay Horse Hotel is a delightful 17th century Coaching Inn set on the shores of the Levens Estuary with panoramic views of the surrounding Cumbrian countryside. Voted 'Cumbrian Inn ... More

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The Ship Inn (2.51 miles)

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Farmers Arms (4.19 miles)

Farmers Arms

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The Farmers Arms Hotel is set in the beautiful English Lake District, with views of the Crake Valley and the Old Man of Coniston.
The building offers a superb bar/restaurant serving ... More

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Royal Oak (4.23 miles)

Set in the Lake District National Park you will find the small village of Spark Bridge which is nestled in the Crake Valley. The Royal Oak Inn dates back to the 17th century and was ... More | visit website
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Rusland Pool Hotel (4.38 miles)

Rusland Pool Hotel
The stunning scenery of the Lake District, the Cartmel and Furness peninsulas, the west Cumbrian coast, Morecambe bay, and the nearby towns of Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness, are all within easy reach of the Rusland Pool ... More | visit website
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Clarence House Country Hotel (4.63 miles)

Clarence House Country Hotel

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Your first and lasting impression of family run Clarence House is of its cosy hospitality and relaxed informality. Guests are treated more like old friends and the welcoming country house ... More

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The Coach House (4.89 miles)

The Coach House is a Victorian property tastefully converted to living accommodation in the 1960s. It retains many of the original features. Our situation on the outskirts of Haverthwaite gives easy access to the Central Lake ... More | visit website
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The Red Lion (5.09 miles)

The Red Lion

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The Red Lion Ulverston is a small country Inn with beautiful views, close to Lake Coniston. Good food, good beer, dogs and children welcome. There is a wide selection on ... More

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Greyhound Inn (5.12 miles)

Greyhound Inn

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The Greyhound is a 300 year old Country Inn just on the edge of The Lake District National Park.Our comfortable cottage-style rooms are all en-suite with tea/coffee, TV, Towels & ... More

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