Ulverston attractions

Ulverston attractions

UlverstonUlverston lies in Cumbria, a county formed from the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and part of North Lancashire, and now England's second largest county in size. Here you will find the beautiful Lake District National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, forest trails and lakeside paths around the 16 major lakes. The almost alpine landscape of England's highest mountains are a draw for the millions of visitors who pour into the park each year, where for 200 years, it has been the inspiration for artists, poets and writers who have made their home here.

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AttractionsSouth Lakes Wild Animal Park, Dalton in Furness, Cumbria - Tel: 01229 466086 Europe's Top Tiger Conservation Centre, with a unique safari on foot with many animals wandering free in natural surroundings. About 4 miles west of Ulverston.

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Attractions Barrow-in-Furness - Furness Abbey, Tel 01229 823420 Furness Abbey was one of the richest Cistercian monasteries in England, exceeded only by Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. The red sandstone remains are in the care of English Heritage. About 5 miles southwest of Ulverston.

Furness Abbey

AttractionsBow Bridge is a late-medieval stone bridge across Mill Beck that carries a route to nearby Furness Abbey. The bridge is in the care of English Heritage. About 5 miles southwest of Ulverston on a minor road off A590 near Furness Abbey.

Bow Bridge

AttractionsLaurel & Hardy Museum, 4c Upper Brook Street, Ulverston LA12 7BQ Tel: 01229 582292 - Ulverstons most famous son is Stan Laurel, born on 16th June 1890. The comedians' lives are celebrated in a mind-boggling collection of memorabilia believed to be the largest in the world, including letters, photographs, personal items and furniture. A large extension gives ample room to browse and a small cinema shows films and documentaries all day. Disabled persons have full access. In the centre of Ulverston.

Laurel & Hardy Museum

Conishead Priory and Gardens

AttractionsConishead Priory and Gardens, Manjushri Centre, Ulverston - Tel 01229 584029. The Manjushrj Centre is an international Buddhist College providing a peaceful environment in which people can learn about Buddhism and meditation. Originally founded in 1160 as a hospital for the poor, it is dominated by two 100 foot octagonal towers and is an excellent example of Victorian Gothic architecture. Special features include decorative ceilings, a valted great hall with fine stained glass and a 177 feet long cloister corridor. The Oak Room contains impressive carved woodwork from the early 17th Century. About 2 miles south of Ulverston.

Conishead Priory and Gardens

Attractions Hoad Monument, Ulverston. Hoad Monument is Ulverston’s most famous landmark. Erected in 1850 on Hoad Hill, it commemorates Sir John Barrow, a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society and an explorer. It is sometimes referred to as the Sir John Barrow Monument and is a replica of Eddystone Lighthouse. It is open to the public during the summer, if the flag is flying, and is well worth a visit if only for the magnificent views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. About 1 mile northeast of Ulverston.

Hoad Monument

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