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.

Ulverston Tourist Information Noticeboard
  • Dickensian business advertising offer until 30th Nov 2014

    Ulverston Police Box

    Claim your first year’s advertising on the Ulverston Tourist Information website at a very special Dickensian discount. We have over 5000 unique visitors to this website per month. How many of them could be your customers? If you have a business registered within the LA12 postcode area, then this offer applies to you. Your first year’s advertising will be charged at only £30, which is half the standard rate of £60 per year. What’s more, if you renew after the first year, we’ll split the difference, and charge only £45 for every year that you stay with us. This offer expires on the 30th November 2014, and will not be repeated.

  • 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.

  • 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, trombones & basses
    Young players for any instrument in 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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