Birthplace of Stan Laurel, Ulverston is an interesting market town in the South Lakes and features a wide range of attractions to suit the whole family.
Explore its cobbled streets and historic squares, lined with colourful shops and inviting places to eat and drink. Soak up the banter of the daily indoor market and watch out for speciality food fairs - great for stocking your Ulverston cottage with tasty goodies!
For fans of slapstick comedy and memorabilia, the Laurel and Hardy Museum hits the spot. Other venues out to impress include the Lakes Glass Centre; Coronation Hall and the Lanternhouse for music, dance and drama; Ford Park for outdoor theatre and festivals; and the Roxy Cinema for movies. Enjoy quiet meditation at Conishead Priory, founded by Augustinian Monks and today site of a Buddhist Temple. Learn about the Quaker Movement at Swarthmoor Hall or about traditional milling at Gleaston Water Mill.
Ulverston cottages and vibrant festivals!
This quirky little town is well known for festivals and other special events. Flag Fortnight, Dickensian Festival, Fashion, Beer, Music, Walking, Easter Bonnet Parade, Lantern Procession...a treat for everyone!
Get out and about amid the rolling pastures of the Furness Peninsula. Trace the steps of merchants, miners, monks, fishermen and shipbuilders along the Cumbria Way, the Cistercian Way and the Cumbria Coastal Way. Gentler options include towpath strolls along Ulverston Canal or spotting wildfowl on Urswick Tarn. For sweeping views across Morecambe Bay and the Lake District Fells, head for Hoad Hill or Birkrigg Common.
Lots to see and do when you book an Ulverston cottage!