Cumbria, England

Things to do in Ulverston

The Cumbrian town of Ulverston is one of the many places of interest located close by our fantastic array of Merlewood holiday properties. A historic, interesting town in its own right, Ulverston is also surrounded by particularly beautiful Cumbrian countryside, and boasts close proximity to Morecambe Bay.

Outdoor activities

As a town with such a diverse history, it's of no real surprise that Ulverston has a wide range of things to see and do in and around its civic limits. Foremost amongst Ulverston's attractions is the wide array of festivals that are planned by residents every year, including a Dickensian Christmas festival, A Summer Lantern festival, and an Easter egg rolling event. In essence, Ulverston has enough festivals to suit anyone's taste throughout the year.

Ulverston Canal provides an excellent location for walks through the Cumbrian countryside; with one end, as its name would suggest, terminating in Ulverston. The other end can be found over a mile away in Morecambe Bay, meaning that a walk along the length of the canal provides ramblers with a cross section of the beautiful areas surrounding the town.

Birkrigg Common presents another site well worth taking a look at; not only boasting superb views of the top of Morecambe Bay, but playing host to a Druid's circle; one of the oldest reference points to the area's storied heritage.

Indoor activities

Should the weather turn against you, an eventuality which is always an unfortunate possibility in this corner of England, Ulverston and its surrounding environs still offer many exciting and interesting places to investigate which are easily accessible, and enjoyed, in even the most inclement of weather. One of the stranger indoor attractions to explore in the Ulverston area is the Kadampa Buddhist Temple located at Conishead Priory, a stately home situated just outside of Ulverston. Since the 1970s this property has been a centre for Buddhist activity in the area, and provides a meditative, if incongruous, spot to visit in the Cumbrian countryside.

There are of course plenty of interesting places to visit within the limits of Ulverston itself; most appealing of which from an international perspective is the Laurel and Hardy museum. Ulverston was the birthplace of one of the phenomenally successful duo, Stan Laurel, which is bizarre in the sense that this fact wasn't known when the museum was originally founded! Regardless, the museum has been situated in the Roxy Cinema complex since 2009, and is absolutely stacked full of memorabilia and interesting facts.

Perhaps a better choice for finishing off a day of sightseeing, the Ulverston Brewing Company has an ample selection of beers on offer, including a brew that was created especially to celebrate the unveiling of Ulverston's Laurel and Hardy statue. Formal tours can be arranged, providing an informative appetiser to the fine products on sale; this is one gift shop that you won't want to miss!


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