Visit Ulverston

Ulverston is a festival town, attracting participants and visitors from around the world. Ulverston is also known for the Hoad Monument (a replica of the Eddystone Lighthouse), the mile-long canal, the Laurel & Hardy Museum (Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston), the indoor and outdoor markets, and the traditional pubs and tea-shops.

Ulverston has a contemporary feel, whilst retaining a strong sense of its past. You'll appreciate the individual service in Ulverston's specialist shops, pubs and restaurants. Enjoy the street market on Thursdays and Saturdays. Witness real community co-operation at Ford Park. Come to an Ulverston event; you'll be very welcome.

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  • Ulverston Canal Anchor Festival


    Dozens of decorated anchors form a sculpture trail along the Canal Towpath between 18 October and 1 November. The canal group supplied wooden anchor ‘cut outs’ that children and groups have decorated with paints, picture collages, and other materials such as wool.

  • Dementia Awareness event – 23rd October 2014


    The Low Furness and Ulverston Local Area Partnership are holding a dementia awareness event in Ulverston Coronation Hall on Thursday 23 October (10.00 – 12.30). This event is one of a trio of activities to help Ulverston and Low Furness to become dementia friendly. It will provide much needed information regarding the provision of help and support for people with dementia, and their carers, in the local area. This event follows on from our recent dementia leaflet promotion and survey in Ulverston. We received over 400 completed surveys and a need for advice and support for dementia sufferers and carers was strongly identified. Following the event (next Thursday) there will be free 2 hour training sessions offered to local businesses on making their business dementia friendly. There will be 10+ organisations (including Age UK, Cumbria County Council, CAB, MIND and a local solicitors practice) on hand to discuss their role, and support available, with visitors to the event.

  • Learn an instrument with Ulverston Town Band

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    Ulverston Town Band and Junior Band are looking for new recruits. The band trains young people from the age of 8. The band plays a major role in the life of Ulverston and regularly performs in and around the town, supporting town festivals and civic occasions. There are currently vacancies for:

    Cornets – Solo, 2nd and third
    Young players for any instrument for the junior band

    Adults who want to learn are very welcome. Good instruments provided free of charge. If you are interested in any of the positions above, please visit the Town Band website.

  • Sportive Lakes Summer 2015 cycling events

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    We’ve learnt a lot from our first Á L’ancienne in 2014. Now we ready to deliver something special. We’re creating a weekend of cycling times gone by. A time when things were simple. We’re creating an event where traditional Lake District fun, friendship and amazing rides are all that matter. So join us! New, longer, better routes with more choice on the day. On site music venue with live music all weekend. Vintage fair. Cycle market and cycle jumble. On site camping and motorhome parking. Traditional music festival in the town centre from Furness Tradition. Great food available on site. Pub – The Coro Arms. Our very own Á L’ancienne beer. Lower entry fees – more for less!

  • Manchester Camerata 2014-15


    Manchester Camerata is going further than ever to redefine what an orchestra can do. Expect extraordinary events with some of the world’s finest musicians as they perform fresh interpretations of the classics and spotlight lesser known musical gems. This season experience the unique talents of accordionist Martynas Levickis, immerse yourself in the music of Barber’s Adagio for Strings, enjoy the romance of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto performed by the brilliant young pianist, Dejan Lazic, and let your hair down at the annual New Year’s Viennese concert.

Ulverston Festivals

Dickensian Christmas Festival – 29th & 30th November 2014

One of the most popular Dickensian Festival events in the country. It attracts thousands of people but it’s not too packed for visitors and local people to wander around and savour the atmosphere of a traditional market town in the Dickensian era. Free entertainment, costume competitions, balloon modelling, horse drawn carriages, music, dancing, traditional fairground complete with Helter Skelter, and lots of music from Folk to Brass Bands.

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Ulverston WalkFest – 25th April to 4th May 2015

Discover the unexpected! Celebrity Speaker event: BILL BIRKETT on Wednesday 29th April 2015. The ‘Birketts’ are all the Lake District hills topping the 1,000ft contour and included in Bill Birkett’s Complete Lakeland Fells, which has so far sold more than 100,000 copies. The photo shows a bat walk (just in case you were wondering). Some feedback from last year: “We four ladies from London had a wonderful time and were made to feel most welcome. What a wonderful and interesting area you live in and what friendly and helpful people. A big thank you from London where we are spreading the word about Ulverston WalkFest. Highly recommended!”

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