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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.

Welcome to the Choose Ulverston website

We’re Ulverston’s tourist information hub, displaying everything you need to know about visiting Ulverston and living and working in the beautiful market town. View our News and Events pages for the latest goings-on in the town and get a rundown of all of Ulverston’s events, festivals and visitor attractions.

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Places to Visit

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

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Shops

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

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Cafes

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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Business Directory

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

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Bookshops
48 Market Street
Marketing
5 Brogden Street
Waste Management
Morecambe Road
Business Centres
25 New Market Street
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The Sir John Barrow Monument (Hoad Monument)

The monument stands on Hoad Hill overlooking the town of Ulverston.

Under the ownership of Ulverston Town Council, it is run by volunteer Lighthouse keepers, who open it most Sundays from Easter – October from 1 – 5pm.

The flag flies on Hoad Hill when it is open. It is a grade II* listed structure. Hoad Hill affords glorious views over Morecambe Bay, the Langdales and the Yorkshire Dales. The monument is a memorial to Sir John Barrow, who was born in Ulverston. When Sir John Barrow died on 23 November 1848 it was agreed that this locally born English statesman should have a monument to celebrate his life and work. In 1850, work began on the monument which was paid for by public subscription, and which is in the style of a Lighthouse.

In 2008 Ulverston Town Council, led by the late Cllr Colin Hodgson and the Friends of the Sir John Barrow Monument submitted a successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the one million+ restoration project commenced. The newly refurbished monument was unveiled on Sunday 23 August 2010 by Sir John Barrow, the 7th Baronet of Ulverston.

Source: Wikipedia

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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 in Ulverston 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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