Local Info

Ulverston is a fine market town in the centre of the Furness peninsula, with old buildings and a labyrinth of cobbled streets, and is the start of the 70 mile Cumbrian Way. The town is home to a thriving artistic community and is proud of the variety and quality of festivals and events held throughout the year. See the events page for some of the festivals and other activities in the area.

It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel, and home to the world’s only Laurel and Hardy Museum. It has the world’s shortest, widest and deepest canal, and is just a mile and a half from the sea at Morecambe Bay.

Ulverston became a market town in 1280, when a Royal Charter was granted by Edward I – an event celebrated every September with the Charter Festival. In the mid 1660′s it became a centre of religious activity when George Fox, founder of the Quakers Movement, lived for a time at Swarthmoor Hall. (Source: Visit Cumbria)

There is plenty to do and see within the town and further afield, with the lakes only a short drive away.  Please have a look at the Useful Contacts page for some more ideas and links to more information.