Ulverston is an historic market town with a beautiful cobbled main street at its heart. With its specialist shops, pubs with real ale and open fires, independent hotels, and an array of restaurants and cafés – many of which serve fresh, local produce – Ulverston is a wonderful place to call home.

There’s a number of historically significant places in Ulverston. There’s the Hoad Monument commemorating a founder of The Royal Geographic Society, Sir John Barrow. The Quaker movement was founded here. And did you know Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy was born here?

If you’re looking for calm, Ulverston is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is now home to one of Europe’s largest Buddhist communities. But there’s lots to do here, too. See a flick at the traditional cinema, The Roxy. Enjoy live music, theatre, festivals, coffee mornings and a host of other events at Coronation Hall. Or go to Ford Park in October for outdoor theatre, music and carnival events.

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Schools & Education

Ulverston Victoria High School is the town’s secondary school, with approximately 1,200 pupils. The school has a sixth form college, which draws students locally, as well as from the surrounding areas. There are also three infant schools, two junior schools, and five primary schools.

Ulverston also benefits from Sandside Lodge – a special school that caters for pupils aged between two and nineteen who have a statement of special educational needs, or an education, health and care plan.

The Ulverston Lantern Festival is held annually and is a truly wonderful experience for families.  More information can be found here:


Ulverston railway station is just a short walk or bus ride from the town centre. It’s on the Furness Line, with trains direct from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster, which means Manchester Airport is accessible, too.

Located near Barrow, the M6 is easy to get to for trips further afield.

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