What is there to do?
There are many things to do and places to visit in and around Ulverston. Located in the center of the town is the Coronation Hall, an Arts and Culture venue which features a statue to commemorate the world-famous comedy duo, Laurel & Hardy, as Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston. Ford Park is situated at the heart of the community, a popular picnic spot, dog walking route and host to many major events throughout the year.
A prominent landmark in the town is the Hoad Monument which proudly sits at the top of a very steep hill with many locals and tourists venturing to reach the summit on a regular basis. With superb panoramic views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells, it’s worth the climb! However, if you’re looking for a less strenuous walk, Ulverston Canal is ideal for a gentle stroll topped off with a visit to The Bay Horse Hotel and Restaurant with its outdoor seating and beautiful views.
There are some fantastic beaches such as Walney Island and Roan Head just a short drive away too. The coast road between Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness runs alongside part of the beach and there are plenty of free parking spots. It’s a local favourite where you’ll find popular ice cream van, Roy’s Ices – the perfect stop off on your beach walk.
When it comes to places to eat there is a variety of options. Popular hot spots include The Farmers Arms, Amigos, The Mill, The Rose and Crown and The Hot Mango. And if you fancy a trip to the pictures, Ulverston has its very own Art Deco cinema, a very traditional and charming attraction with old style tills and paper tickets – there’s even an interval to grab an ice cream.
Ulverston is also home to the beautiful Majushri Kadampa Buddhist temple with a woodland area leading to the beach.