The Hoad monument is open on Sundays & Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of October whenever the flag on the hill is flying.
For non-emergency calls to the police, phone Cumbria Constabulary on 101. Always phone 999 in an emergency.
The Old Ulverston Tea Rooms in Lower Brook Street is open every Sunday for English breakfast and full Sunday lunch.
Stockbridge Lane car park charges are now reduced: 20p=1hr, 40p=2hrs, 60p=3hrs, 80p=4hrs, £1=24hrs.
Come to a Coro Coffee Morning, most Thursdays and Saturdays, and help raise funds for local good causes.
World Village Market will be on 24/25/26 July, featuring exotic cooking, ethical eco-friendly arts, crafts, clothing & jewellery.
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).

Ulverston Tourist Information

Festival Town

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.

Ulverston Tourist Information Noticeboard


    Ulverston Town Council members have voted to vacate the Town Hall in Queen Street, as part of an exercise to reduce overall running costs and promote greater use of the Coronation Hall. The Council proposes to operate its administrative functions from a new office that will be created in the Brogden Street building currently used as public toilets. The option to create a Council office space within the Coronation Hall building was rejected. In future, the Coronation Hall will be used for public meetings. In the meantime, Town Council operations will continue at the Town Hall until new accommodation arrangements are finalised. We look forward to finding out what the new building will be called; and if any of its original features will be retained.

Ulverston Festivals
Inspiring Music


This year the festival explores a wider range of music types than usual. Anthony Hewitt, the festival’s Artistic Director, says “my idea was to explore a theme of ‘crossover’ music which crosses back and forth between musical styles”. There are two concerts specifically aimed at families. The festival’s exciting climax will be Will Todd’s Mass in Blue, with Will Todd at the piano and Jess Gillam on saxophone, accompanying the Ulverston Festival Chorus. Visit the festival website for more information, or phone 0845 658 8982 (local call rate).


ANOTHER FINE FEST – 20th June 2015

A fine festival of music, comedy, street theatre & art, in celebration of Ulverston town & the birth of its most famous son, Stan Laurel. This year’s headline act is Richard Herring.

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.