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ULVERSTON, CUMBRIA

Ulverston Cumbria Lake District. Ulverstone in the south west corner of Cumbria is famouse for being the birth place of Stan Laural among other things. Avery interesting place to visit surrounded by wonderfull countryside and not far from the Lake District. An ideal place to spend a vacation or holiday.

Town Centre, Ulverston.

Ulverston
Location:
OS ref
SD 285785
Sheet 96.
On the Furness
Peninsular in
the SW of the
county.


Nearest
Towns:

Barrow-in-
Furness

SW on the
A590, 6mls
10km.

Lakes:
Coniston Water
Windermere

Cumberland
Mustard

Genealogy

Ulverston on the Furness Peninsula in South Cumbria is less well known than the towns in the Lake District and the Eden Valley, because the mountains to the north form a natural barrier. This comparative isolation from the tourism of the Lake District, (though Lake Windermere is only about 9mls/15km away), has preserved the character of the town.Two former residents are world famous: George Fox began his Quaker movement here and Stan Laurel was born in Argyle Street in the town (a museum dedicated to Laural and Hardy is based in the town).

Today Ulverston is a bustling market town serving much of the Peninsular and providing employment for many in the industries based at the town. There are plenty of distractions, including walking, swimming, golf, angling, tennis, cycling etc, all in marvellous surroundings. The sea at Morecambe Bay is only a mile or so away, and at Canal Foot there is a public right of way across the sands to the Cartmel Peninsula ( dangerous without a local guide). 2.5mls/4km to the south, just off the A5087, is Bardsea village with excellent views of the Bay.

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