Ulverston is a historic market town lying just beyond the Lake District National Park boundary. Known as "the laal town with a big heart" it is famous for its plethora of festivals which include the Charter Festival, Flag Festival, Carnival and Walking Festival.
Ulverston is widely known as the birthplace of Stan Laurel (you can visit the museum dedicated to Stan & Ollie) and also as the birthplace of Sir John Barrow.
The town is overlooked by the Sir John Barrow monument on Hoad Hill a replica of the Eddystone lighthouse built in 1850 which has just secured lottery funding for a complete restoration.
Ulverston received its charter in 1280 and market day is Thursday with many stalls selling cumbrian produce on the market square.
Ulverston is a great shopping destination with many fashion shops and specialist food shops.There are cafe's and restaurants to choose from and a new wine bar.
A canal (shortest and deepest in England) links the town centre with Morecambe bay at Canal Foot and the canal was used for the iron ore trade in bygone times.
Flag Fortnight May, Flags and banners throughout the town.
Ulverston Walking Festival : April
Annual Carnival Parade : July (first saturday)
Ulverston Charter Festival: September
Dickensian Festival : November
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