things to do in ulverston

Things to do in Ulverston

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in Ulverston

From pretty parks to historic attractions, enjoy a plethora of things to do in Ulverston.

Ulverston is a quaint market town in the heart of the Furness peninsula, birthplaces of Stan Laurel and the start of the 70-mile Cumbrian Way. This charming hotspot is an ideal destination for a holiday to the Lake District.

Ulverston Attractions

There’s a wide selection of attractions and things to do in Ulverston over your Lake District visit. Head to sites like Swathmoor Hall, a beautiful 16th-century country house significant for being the birthplace of the Quakers. Alternatively, go to Conishead Priory, a stunning example of Victorian Gothic architecture, now a Buddhist College.

Ulverston Activities

One of the top things to do in Ulverston is visiting the Laurel and Hardy Museum. It’s based in the 1930’s Roxy Cinema, an attraction full of memorabilia and an area to watch films and documentaries. Spend a day with the kids around Ford Park or unearth Victorian machinery at the Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

Whatever the weather, there’s a whole host of things to do in Ulverston…

Image of Stott Park Bobbin Mill by: Kate Jewell

  • Beacon Fell and Beacon Tarn
    Image Credits: David Purchase - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Beacon Fell

    Beacon Fell
    LA12 8EL

    Beacon Fell is an 836-foot fell settled in the southern area of the Lake District National Park. It makes for a beautiful hike, with the Beacon Tarn and views over Water Yeat and Coniston Water.

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    Conishead Priory

    United Kingdom
    LA12 9RX

    01229 584029

    A historical, grand building restored by the Buddhist Community for a centre of meditation; explore the grounds or join a class to relax in this beautiful peaceful setting.

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  • Ford Park Ulverston

    3 Poplar Grove
    LA12 7JU

    01229 580666

    There’s plenty to explore at Ford Park, Ulverston. From having fun on the adventure playground to walking the trails and taking in the sights and smells of the kitchen garden, there’s something for everyone here. Finish your visit with a meal at onsite restaurant Base.

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  • Gillam's Tearoom

    Gillam’s Tearoom

    64 Market Street
    LA12 7LT

    01229 587564

    Gillam’s Tearoom is a cosy spot with all your teatime favourites. Try a Cumbrian-sourced hearty dinner, a handcrafted dessert, or a premium organic loose-leaf tea. Nightly activities feature live music and pleasant entertainment.

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    Laurel and Hardy Museum

    The Roxy
    Brogden Street
    Lake District
    LA12 7AH

    01229 582292

    Started by an enthusiast upon the discovery that Stan Laurel had been born in Ulverston, the Laurel and Hardy Museum is a treasure trove of items that will fascinate and delight Laurel and Hardy fans.

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  • Stott Park Bobbin Mill
    Image credits: Kate Jewell - (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Stott Park Bobbin Mill

    Colton Hill
    LA12 8AX

    015395 31087

    Built in 1835 this working mill, now in the care of English Heritage, provides visitors with an exciting insight into the production of wooden bobbins through guided tours, exhibitions and entertaining dressing up family-friendly trails.

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  • Image Credits: David Gearing - (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Swarthmoor Hall

    Swarthmoor Hall Ln
    LA12 0JQ

    01229 583204

    This 16th century house, surrounded by beautiful grounds in a tranquil setting, has an interesting historical past and open for guided tours around the building.  

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  • The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway Feature
    Image Credits: bayphotographic - CC BY 2.0

    The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

    Haverthwaite Station
    Nr Ulverston
    Lake District
    LA12 8AL

    015395 31594

    Hop aboard the historic Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in the picturesque Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere. Developed in the 19th century during the height of the Industrial Revolution, this railway once played an important part in local industry. Today, it takes passengers on a ride through the stunning local landscape.

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