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Local Attractions


Ulverston is a picturesque market town, with its old buildings and cobbled streets. A street market, on Thursdays and Saturdays which, sells fresh local produce and an indoor market is open weekly. The area boasts a beautifully landscaped 18 hole golf course. There is a swimming pool and outdoor/indoor sports complex with gym only 300 metres from the site. More Information

Hoad Monument

Hoad Monument (The Sir John Barrow Monument) is a 100 ft (30.5 m) tower at the top of Hoad Hill (436 ft/133 m), to the north-east of Ulverston in the Furness area of north-west England. It is a Grade II listed building in England and Wales, meaning that it is of more than local interest, and the monument stands as one of the iconic symbols of the Northwest of England. More Information

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

South Lakes Wild Animal Park) is a 17-acre (6.9 ha) zoo established in 1994 by David Gill, and located in Cumbria, England. Named as such after its proximity to the world renowned Lake District it lies entirely within the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness on the outskirts of Dalton. See tigers, giraffes, kangaroos, lemurs and monkeys at this active conservation park with partnerships all over the world helping to save animals in their natural habitats. More Information

Aquarium of the Lakes

The aquarium is at the Lakeside Pier, where you can arrive by boat from Waterhead or Bowness, or you could come on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. There is ample parking. More Information

Go Ape

The UK’s number one Forest Adventure, situated in Grizedale, near Hawkshead, days out at Go Ape are about living life a little more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan. Activities include the Tree Top Adventure, the Tree Top Junior, Forest Segways and Zip Trekking Adventure. More Information

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere is England’s largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours  or you can even spend all day on and around the lake. There are many different cruises to choose from including the fantastic Summer Buffet Cruises. More Information

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Step inside this charming old building to enjoy an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original drawings and watercolours. This year we discover what it was like to go ‘On holiday with Beatrix Potter’ and how her unique travels inspired her wonderful stories. More Information

Laurel and Hardy Museum

Visit the world’s only Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston, with its fascinating collection of memorabilia dedicated to Stan Laurel who was born in Ulverston in 1890.  Moving to larger premisses in 2009 the museum is ever expanding. More Information

Conishead Priory Buddhist Centre

Historic Conishead Priory is home to Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. Visitors to the Centre can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the romantic gothic house set in fine gardens and extensive woodlands.  More Information

Old Hall Farm

Old Hall Farm, aim to provide unique experiences in a traditional working environment set in the idyllic Lake District. There are also tea rooms and a farm shop that are full of excellent produce from the farm.  They also offer farming courses for tractor driving and ploughing, working with shire horses and working with steam engines.  More Information

South Walney Nature Reserve

With stunning views across Morecambe bay, this shingle island reserve is full of interest and a fantastic place for bird watching. Home to one of the largest gull colonies in Europe, more than 30000 pairs. There are large numbers of breeding Eider ducks, with close views of eggs, nests and chicks from May to July. More Information

Furness Abbey

Furness Abbey is a former monastery located in the northern outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. The abbey dates back to 1123 and was once the second wealthiest and most powerful Cistercian monastery in the country. The visitor centre houses an education centre and an extensive exhibition about the history of the Abbey. Various pieces of stone from the Abbey have been placed here for protection. More Information

The Dock Museum

The Dock Museum is a free attraction, built in an historic graving dock; the museum is home to a wealth of objects and information on the social and industrial history of the Furness area. They have a landscaped site and Channelside walks linking to the Cumbria Coastal Way. In the museum there is a café, toilets and baby changing facilities and it is accessible to wheelchair users with lifts to all floors. More Information

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Towards the nearby Lakes of Coniston and Windermere,  jump aboard the train at Haverthwaite Station. Enjoy views from your carriage up to Lakeside; the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Then if you fancy, combine the trip with a visit to The Lakes Aquarium or continue your journey aboard a Windermere Steamer to Bowness or Ambleside.  More Information

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