Great Place to Visit

Historic Market Town

Ulverston is recognised 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 also a festival town, attracting regular attendees from around the world.

Ulverston has a contemporary feel, whilst retaining a strong sense of its past. You'll appreciate the friendly and individual service in Ulverston's specialist shops, pubs and restaurants. Visit Market Street on a Thursday or Saturday, and buy quality produce from the traditional street market. Witness real community endeavours at Ford Park. Come along to an event at the Coro, or experience an Ulverston festival; you'll be very welcome.

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Festival Town


Ulverston Charter Festival – 4th to 13th September 2014

The Charter Festival starts with the CAMRA Beer Festival from 4th to 6th Sept. Over the following week there’s a wide range of events in town. The final event of the Charter Festival is the famous Lantern Procession on 13th September. Join with hundreds of people weaving through the town to form a “River of Light”. This year’s theme is “What’s under Hoad?”.

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Apple Day – 27th September 2014

Celebrate all things wonderful about apples at Ford Park. This is a new festival for 2014.


Dickensian 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.