Ulverston Town
  • Ulverston Town Council
    Town Hall
    Queens Street
    LA12 7AR
The Little Town with a Big Heart! Ulverston is a fantastic quirky town, situated on the edge of the Lake District.

Its cobbled streets and range of independent quirky shops and indoor market make it a fantastic place to visit. And with a wide range of eateries, tea rooms and pubs (as well as a fine dining restaurant!) you’ll never be short of somewhere to eat and drink.

Ulverston’s biggest claim to fame is that it’s the birthplace of Stan Laurel, and The Laurel and Hardy Museum situated on Brogden Street is a very popular tourist attraction.

Ulverston is often referred to as the Festival Town, due to the wide variety of different themed festivals that the town holds throughout the Year such as:

Flag Festival, Dickensian Festival, Print Fest, Walking Festival, Ulverston Carnival Parade, The Feast of Saint George and of course the incredibly popular Lantern Procession, to name but a few!


Ulverstons most notable (and visible) landmark is the Hoad Monument,  a concrete structure built in 1850 to commemorate statesman and local resident Sir John Barrow. A trip to the top of the monument is rewarded with scenic views of the surrounding areas, including Morecambe Bay and parts of the Lake District.  

Ulverston also has the deepest, widest and shortest canal in the UK, which once played a huge part in the town’s economy.

The Coronation Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in Ulverston, it hosts concerts, plays, coffee mornings, antique fairs, and more recently; comedy nights that are tremendously popular. It’s the hub of the town and also hosts the town’s Tourist Information Office.

Ulverston is a fantastic place to visit, shop and experience. It’s easy to see why such a bubbly, friendly place is so popular.

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