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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  • 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 Canal Anchor Festival

    Displays of decorated anchors will creature a sculpture trail along the Canal Towpath between 18 October and 1 November. The canal group are supplying wooden anchor ‘cut outs’ that children and groups can decorate as they wish. Individuals, groups and schools are very welcome to take part. The large anchors are 4ft high for groups with smaller anchors ranging from 1ft – 2ft for individuals. Demonstrations and workshops can be arranged. If you would like to take part, email: [email protected] or text 07720 712928.

  • New look for Ulverston on the web


    Ulverston Town Council has recently taken the decision to consolidate its online presence. Council business is now completely focused on the re-launched Town Council website at Four other websites have been shut down, and are replaced by this website at Please update your browser favourites and website links (as applicable) now. Thank you. Read more…

Ulverston Festivals
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Apple Day – 27th September 2014

Celebrate all things wonderful about apples at Ford Park. Apple pressing, tasting, and other fruity activities. Visit the Furness bee keepers, wild flower meadow, afternoon tea marquee, and make apple scarecrows. Book now for a fabulous apple themed four course evening meal at the St Mary’s Orangery and the Ford Park Cafe, two courses in each venue. To book evening tickets, phone 01229 580305.


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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