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Ulverston now has two separate Covid-19 vaccination centres. One is run at Ulverston Health Centre by Dr Murray & Partners for Mid-Furness GP practices. The other is an NHS mass vaccination centre at Glaxo Sports Club. Note that the temporary yellow signs on the A590 point to Glaxo (GSK). If you have an appointment at the Health Centre, please ignore the yellow signs.

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Photo by Dave Crossley. Winner of the ULVERSTON our GREAT LILE TOWN Facebook group February photo competition.

Visit Ulverston

We are fortunate to have some great entertainment venues and tourist attractions in Ulverston town centre, including the Coronation Hall, Laurel & Hardy Museum, Ford Park, and the Roxy Cinema, as well as historic and fascinating out-of-town locations, such as Swarthmoor Hall and Conishead Priory. There are friendly traditional hotels, restaurants, and pubs, where live music is frequently performed. Numerous well-established festivals take place in Ulverston. Don’t miss the popular Walking Festival, Lantern Festival, Dickensian Festival, International Music Festival, Retro Rendezvous, CAMRA Beer Festival, and Another Fine Fest (celebrating Stan Laurel’s birthday).

Ulverston sits at the head of the Furness Peninsula, between the expansive sands of Morecambe Bay, and the breathtaking mountainous landscapes of the Lake District National Park. In the thriving town centre you’ll find a healthy range of well-stocked small independent shops. You can walk from the town into quiet countryside within a few minutes. Coniston and Windermere are just a short drive away. Visit Ulverston for fun and pleasure, and to experience the close connection between the town’s people, it’s heritage, and the beautiful natural environment.

Interior of Sir John Barrow Monument

Volunteering in Ulverston

Ulverston Carnival volunteers

The activities in the Events Calendar provide opportunities for new experiences, and in some cases provide support and companionship for members of the community who might otherwise have few social interactions. Through the continuing efforts of enthusiastic and caring people, Ulverston is more than just a Festivals Town, it’s also a great place to live. Would you like to give something back to the community? Take a look at our Volunteering page for opportunities.

A Friendly Town with a Fascinating History

Ulverston continually evolves. It has hosted a wide range of industries in the past, including shipbuilding, iron making, and paper manufacture. Nowadays it hosts a range of technology leaders, artisan crafts producers, and service companies. It has also retained a large number of independent retailers.

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Military display on The Gill