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With independent shops, traditional markets, beautiful walks, welcoming cafes & pubs and interesting things to see and do, Ulverston has so much to offer. Click the options below to learn more or view our What's On section above to view Ulverston's upcoming events and festivals.

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View Ulverston's most popular tourist attractions and places of interest.

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See a list of quirky shops in Ulverston and read about the great products they have to offer.

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Why not browse a list of Ulverston's cafes before you visit?

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Accommodation

Our accommodation section will help you find the right place to stay on your visit to Ulverston.

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Nightlife

Our nightlife section shows what Ulverston has to offer in the evening.

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Dining

Ulverston has a great selection of restaurants and eateries, there is something for everyone.

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Walks

If you fancy a walk while you visit Ulverston, we list some of the most popular walks in and around the town.

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Annual Festivals

Check out all of the annual festivals we have in Ulverston. There is a good reason why we're called "The Festival Town in the Lakes".

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Browse Ulverston's businesses. Find shops, accommodation, businesses and more in our directory section.

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Ford Park
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51 Market Street
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Bardsea Park
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Ulverston Canal

The canal is 1.25 miles long, 15 feet (4.6 m) deep and 66 feet (20 m) wide and it’s the straightest canal in Britain. In its short working lifetime it accommodated thousands of vessels for various important local industries including charcoal burning, hoop-making, gas works and ship building. The last boat to be built on the canal was the Hearts of Oak over 100 years ago, which is still in use today.

A rolling bridge can be found mid-way along the canal. Ignored for many years, the significance of this historical bridge was only realised after a chance visit by an amateur industrial archaeologist to the site. It is believed to be the only surviving bridge of its kind in England. It has been granted grade II listed status. Click here to see the original working drawings of the bridge.

Workshops and businesses can still be found on and around the canal, including the GlaxoSmithKline plant which now operates on the site of the old ironworks. At Canal Foot you’ll find the Bay Horse Hotel and Restaurant which used to be the staging post for the coaches that crossed the sands of Morecambe Bay in the 17th century.

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Email: chairman@ulverstoncrg.co.uk

Website: https://www.ulverstoncrg.co.uk/

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Looking to Move to Ulverston?

If you are thinking about moving to Ulverston and would like to know more about life in the South Lakeland town, view our Living section for all of the essential information. We have a selection of blogs from residents, business owners and general Ulverston enthusiasts to give you an insight into Ulverston life.

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