Ulverston, South Lakes, is a bustling market town in the centre of the Furness Peninsula boasting fascinating old buildings, quaint cobbled streets, little independent shops and traditional markets with many enjoyable countryside walks.   

The town holds the title of ‘Festival Capital’ of Furness and plays host to many special community events throughout the year.


The Hoad Monument, Hoad Hill

Ulverston’s famous landmark, the Hoad Monument on Hoad Hill honours Sir John Barrow. The top offers breathtaking panoramic views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells.

Ulverston Countryside Walks

Based in the South Lakes, Ulverston is the start of the 70 mile Cumbrian Way. Surrounded by miles of glorious countryside, Ulverston has many trails and hikes for all levels of walkers.

Laurel & Hardy Museum

To celebrate being the birthplace of Stan Laurel, Ulverston is home to the world’s only Laurel and Hardy museum. You will also find a statue of Laurel and Hardy in Ulverston’s County Square.

Ulverston Canal

The Ulverston Canal is believed to be the deepest, widest and straightest canal in the UK. Completed in 1796 to provide Ulverston town with a port intended to take large ships.

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Stott Park Bobbin Mill is an extensive 19th-century working mill which produced millions of wooden bobbins to Lancashire. It is the only working bobbin mill left in the Lake District today.

Swarthmoor Hall

Swarthmoor Hall, based in Ulverston, Cumbria, is a Grade II listed building (built circa 1600) home to local history and surrounded by peaceful gardens. Tour the old Hall or visit the Barn Café.

Millerbeck Light Railway

Situated in the private grounds of Millerbeck House, the famous Millerbeck Light Railway runs through meadows, woodlands and crosses the charming Millerbeck stream. Visitors of all ages are welcome.

Coniston Water

Just a short drive from Ulverston to Coniston, visitors can quickly head to the third largest lake in the beautiful Lake District, surrounded by peaks and villages. Above its western shore, the mountain of the Old Man of Coniston towers above the lake and the village.