Market town Ulverston in South Lakeland is a superb gateway into the Lakes Peninsula and Windermere and the Central Lakes. The town boasts a great arts and culture scene with top attractions in Ulverston including the Laurel and Hardy Museum appropriately situated here in Stan Laurel's birthplace within the historic Roxy Cinema. Enjoy a mix of mainstream, classic and world cinema screenings at the beautiful 1920s Roxy Cinema Ulverston. Things to do in Ulverston include many events and festivals plus great contemporary art exhibitions in architectural gem the Lanternhouse.
Stay in luxury B&Bs in Ulverston full of bohemian charm and character or opt for one of the many stunning farmhouses and holiday cottages around Ulverston. Ample places to eat in Ulverston town centre range from quirky wholefood cafes and lively pubs to quality Indian restaurants. Take a walk up to the iconic Sir John Barrow Monument overlooking Ulverston for spectacular views across Morecambe Bay and the Lakes Peninsula. Walks around Ulverston feature canal towpath walks along the historic Ulverston Canal towards Lancaster and along the popular Cumbria Way walking trail which begins in Ulverston, running north through the heart of the Lake District for 70 miles to Carlisle.
Ideally situated between Windermere and Barrow-in-Furness, market town Ulverston has a rich arts and cultural scene and is famously the birthplace of Stan Laurel. Things to do in Ulverston include the superb Laurel and Hardy museum housed within another of Ulverston's top attractions the beautiful 1920s Roxy Cinema. Local walks around Ulverston are up to the Sir John Barrow Monument for spectacular views or take walks along the towpath of the Ulverston Canal and the Cumbria Way which begins in Ulverston.
Festivals and events in Ulverston are numerous and character independent Ulverston shops combined with twice weekly markets make the town a top spot for specialist shopping and local produce in the Lake District. See contemporary art exhibitions in the Lanternhouse in Ulverston or visit one of many attractions around Ulverston from Cartmel Priory and Furness Abbey to steam railways, Windermere boat trips, the Dock Museum in Barrow and the South Lakes Wild Animal Park. The wide choice of places to eat in Ulverston town centre includes wonderful organic and vegetarian cafes, lively pubs and a good choice of world cuisine restaurants serving everything from Mexican to authentic Italian and Chinese food.
Places to stay in Ulverston include great eco-friendly hostels, luxury B&Bs and discover a host of self-catering holiday cottages around Ulverston full of charm and character. Base yourself in charming Georgian town house B&Bs in Ulverston or opt for self-catering accommodation around Ulverston in beautifully situated farm cottages in Pennington and Greenodd. Great pet friendly cottages in Bardsea overlooking Morecambe Bay are superb holiday bases for touring Ulverston and the Lakes Peninsula.
Ulverston and the Lakes Peninsula are incredibly accessible by both road and rail. Visitors travelling to Ulverston by car should exit the M6 at Junction 36 onto the A590 towards Barrow-in-Furness. Shortly after exiting the M6 you'll reach the Brettargh Holt Roundabout. Take the second exit staying on the A590 signposted Barrow. Ulverston is clearly signposted off the A590. Ulverston railway station on the Furness Line (Trans-Pennine Express) offers a further gateway in by rail. The Furness line links Ulverston town centre to Barrow, Grange-over-Sands, Lancaster, Preston and London and Scotland beyond.
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