The Old Ulverston Tea Rooms in Lower Brook Street is open every Sunday for English breakfast and full Sunday lunch.
The Orangery Cafe at St Mary’s Hospice is a lovely place to relax with some tasty food and enjoy the view over Morecambe Bay.
Gillam’s on Market Street specialises in vegetarian, vegan, organic and gluten-free tearoom treats, wines and beers.
Ulverston Carnival is on 4th July. All proceeds to St Mary’s Hospice. Please buy balloons etc ONLY from officially approved street traders.
Take a walk by the canal and enjoy a pub lunch in the Bay Horse Hotel at Canal Foot, or sitting outside in the sunshine (sunshine not guaranteed!).
Can’t find your way around town? Collect a free Ulverston town centre map from the library (corner of Victoria Rd & A590, next to the main bus stops).
The Hoad monument is open on Sundays & Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of October whenever the flag on the hill is flying.

Ulverston Tourist Information


Ulverston is a festival town, attracting participants and visitors from around the world. It is also a working town, and is home to a surprising number of hi-tech companies. Ulverston is 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 is twinned with the town of Albert in the Somme area of northern France.


    We’re very pleased to have re-published the fun & informative Bay Tales animation, courtesy of Sue Gill & John Fox. This very skilful work created in 2005/6 under the direction of Simon Byford was a key part of Welfare State International’s final portfolio. Have a play…  


    Did you know that gets around 500 unique visitors every day, each of whom may then read several pages. Before and during festivals, we’re even busier. Our most frequently viewed pages are the home page, maps, accommodation, attractions, and webcams. If you run a local business, make sure that you advertise here. It costs nothing. Help us to showcase the full visitor experience. Ulverston needs YOU!


    Please answer a few questions to help us improve the Ulverston visitor experience and plan for future visitor services. Tell us what you like, and also what irritates you about visiting Ulverston. GO TO SURVEY

Carnival day banner 2014


Fun for all ages at the biggest day of entertainment in the town. Traditional parade of floats, dancers and bands through the town centre, followed by a get-together at Ford Park. This year Ulverston Carnival is going back to its roots. The original Carnival Parade was inaugurated in 1900 as the ULVERSTON HOSPITAL PARADE and was established to raise funds for Ulverston Cottage Hospital, which once stood on Newton Street. This year we are going back to the same principle, and from this now onwards all money collected on Carnival day will be donated to St Mary’s Hospice.


FURNESS TRADITION – 10th to 12th July 2015

A weekend of traditional music, dance, and storytelling. Starting with a party on Friday night, and moving on to a grand opening parade, workshops and concerts. Featuring Bob Fox, the WarHorse Songman. Order tickets for individual events online now, or buy a weekend ticket for everything.



Once again we are at the site in Urswick next to the Primary School and Recreation Hall. The fields are flat and set amongst beautiful countryside and proved very popular with visitors last year. We do hope that you will come and support us there. Recreation Hall Fields, Urswick, Nr Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0TA.