An alphabetical list of events venues and great places to visit. Our focus is on Ulverston, but we’re happy to list any suitable venue within the Furness Peninsula, and northwards to Broughton-in-Furness, and Bowness. A venue can be somewhere indoors or outdoors, capable of holding hundreds of people, or an athletics facility, or a shop or museum, or a single room that could be used for a small meeting or class.
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A lovely hall with a beamed ceiling. Perfect for exercise classes, parties, etc.
A smart wine bar serving wines and cocktails as well as local real ales. Food platters of meat, cheese or fish available. Frequently hosts live music events.
A large swathe of land to the south of Ulverston with some fantastic limestone pavements. A favourite place for dog walkers and fell runners.
Primary School in the old part of town, having close associations with Ulverston Parish Church. The curriculum promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.
The Coro is one of Ulverston’s largest entertainment venues. The main hall can hold over 570 people, and other rooms can accommodate smaller events. There are frequent live music and theatrical performances. Any of the spaces can be privately hired.
A community hall in the heart of Croftlands estate. Suitable for exercise classes, private parties, community meetings, etc. Has a small kitchen, and a car park.
A registered charity providing entertainment for elderly people, including whist drives and the occasional party.
Furness CAMRA describe this as “a real locals pub with a welcoming atmosphere”. Excellent real ale and cider. Comprehensive sports coverage.
The 2nd Ulverston Scout Group meets in a dedicated hut at Dragley Beck, providing regular activities for boys and girls in Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts. The Xenolith Explorer Scout Group also meets in the hut.
A National Trust property at the foot of Windermere. Extensive grounds to explore and play in. Hire kayaks, paddle boards, and rowing boats.
In the urban heart of Ulverston, you will find Ford Park – acres of beautiful green space, well-loved and used by a variety of people, and the result of an incredible level of effort and dedication from the Ford Park Community Group.
The impressive remains of one of the largest abbeys in England. Managed by English Heritage, and supported by Furness Abbey Fellowship.
Popular tearoom and grocers specialising in organic and vegetarian food. Hosts occasional musical evenings, etc.
The largest multi-sports club in South Cumbria. Membership open to all. Includes football, rugby union, archery, bowls, cricket, rifle & pistol shooting, tennis, and table tennis.
The beating heart of the local music scene, with live music on most nights. Allegedly the oldest and most haunted pub in the area.
The indoor market is open from 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed for Bank Holidays). It houses a cafe, and a range of stalls selling food, books, collectables, clothing, etc.
The Kings Arms is open for drinks, food and accommodation. The ‘Big Kings’ has a great reputation for showing live sport on a number of large screen TVs.
The museum houses over 30,000 exhibits, in a converted mill, between Ulverston and Windermere.
Museum by day, and licensed entertainment venue by night. The museum is located in the former stalls area of the cinema, and has its own small cinema screen and seating.
Ulverston’s main public park has a children’s play area, skate ramp, five a side football pitch, sensory garden and a miniature railway which operates during the summer months.
Agrigultural land to the south of Lindal-in-Furness. Hosts the annual Ulverston & North Lonsdale Show.
A lovely building for parties, concerts, and weddings. There is a small grassed area outside.
Internationally renowned centre for meditation. Visitors are welcome, whether you are looking for a day visit to the Buddhist Temple and grounds, an introduction to Buddhist meditation, or in-depth courses and retreats.
A bar and restaurant in a converted stone barn. Hosts live music events, etc. The function suite can be hired for private parties.
A free house, serving cask ales, lager, ciders, and wines. Large beer garden with covered area. Quiz on Tuesdays. Frequent live music events.
The Old Laundry Theatre is a 250 seat theatre-in-the-round, 210 thrust format theatre situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, and a thriving cultural hub for residents and visitors to the Lake District.
Pennington Parish includes Horrace, Loppergarth, Swarthmoor, and Pennington. The Memorial Hall hosts plays, parties, indoor bowling, and other events.
A popular, friendly town centre pub with a large beer garden, cosy sheltered smoking area and roaring log fires in the winter. The pub is locally renowned as an entertainment venue, playing host to top bands.
A picturesque island located between Ulverston and Walney. You can travel there from Roa Island by ferry, or join a guided walk over the sands. You will be welcomed at the Ship Inn.
Barrow lifeboat station is on the tip of Roa island, facing out to Piel Island. The lifeboat station is not normally open to the puplic, but does have a number of open days.
A friendly pub serving traditional home-made meals. There is a walled beer garden at the rear. Frequent live music and other events.
The Roxy opened in 1937, originally with a capacity of 1,250. The building was later split, and the cinema now seats 330. It shows the latest films on release, and also hosts a specialist film club, and can be hired for private events.
The Legion supports serving and ex-serving members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. The club hosts Legion events, and can be hired.
The Royalty Cinema in Bowness has three cinema screens, with auditoriums of various sizes, from 65 seats to 400. It also has a rare Wurlitzer pipe organ, originally installed in Ohio, and lovingly restored at the Royalty.
The museum at Sir John Barrow Cottage is open from Easter until the end of October on Fridays (11am-4pm) and Sundays (1pm-5pm). There are additional one-off events throughout the year.
Owned by Ulverston Town Council and managed by volunteers, who open it most Sundays from Easter until the END of October, from 1–5pm depending on the weather. Free entry, but donations are welcome. Get your bearings with the Hoad Panoramic Map.
A primary and nursery school in central Ulverston. The school motto is “Succeeding, Enjoying, Belonging”.
An eclectic mix of home and giftware you wouldn’t normally find on the high street, specialising in fair trade and eco-friendly products. There is a craft area within the shop, hosting hands-on craft events and workshops for adults and children.
The St Mary’s team plays a major caring and support role in the local community. They also host exhibitions and events in the Orangery Cafe at the hospice and elsewhere.
Church and Parish Social Centre close to Ulverston town centre.
A beautiful Anglican Parish Church standing on an ancient religious site.
A traditional pub serving real ale and good bar food.
A lovely unspoilt real ale pub, offering traditional bar entertainment, including quizzes and live music. Large beer garden to the rear.
Swarthmoor Hall is a Grade II Listed Building near the market town of Ulverston in the Lake District. The Hall is surrounded by peaceful gardens and grounds, and is only two miles from the coast. The Hall is regularly used for courses and retreats.
A church building used by various community groups and available for bookings (meetings, parties etc).
An award winning pub, wine bar, and restaurant. The pub serves breakfast from 9am. There are quizzes on Thursday evenings.
The Gill was the traditional home of the farmers’ hiring fairs. Nowadays it is the start of the Cumbria Way, and still hosts occasional fairs. We recommend the very excellent Bici Cafe.
A studio venue close to the Old Laundry Theatre. Houses the theatre’s bistro, and hosts comedy and other informal events.
The Mill houses a restaurant and three distinctive bars, including a charming beer garden. The pub hosts regular stand-up comedy nights.
A large pub, hotel, and restaurant in the centre of town. Several function areas, and a very popular Basement Bar, featuring top local DJs and live music. Has a beer garden, and occasionally hosts outdoor live music events.
Allegedly the shortest, straightest, deepest canal in England. There are various galas and events at Canal Foot and along the towpath. The Bay Horse Hotel has won many restaurant awards.
A beautiful parkland course overlooking Morecambe Bay. There are several lounges that can be hired for functions.
Ulverston’s leisure centre on priory road includes a swimming pool and a small gym. The Ulverston Amateur Swimming Club (UASC) operates from this pool. There are outdoor football pitches, and currently there is an indoor tennis centre.
An important community facility, offering adult reading groups, and occasional special events including exhibitions and book signings.
A lovely traditional church building with an active congregation and excellent church halls.
A 16th Century building, in active use for Anglican services. The adjacent Parish Rooms host a range of events.
Not one of Ulverston’s greatest architectural masterpieces, but nevertheless a friendly and welcoming club. Home to various sports teams, and also live music events and functions.
Many of Ulverston’s major festivals take place in the town’s medieval streets. In particular, Market Street, New Market Street, County Square, Cross Street, and Brogden Street.
The building includes an office and a small meeting room used for committee meetings, etc.
A community hall, used for classes, galas, sales, parties, etc.