UlverstonUlverston is a quaint Market town in the Northwest English administrative county of Cumbria. Geographically though, it is still in Lancashire.
Over the years the town has been the birthplace of several famous persons - Sir John Barrow, born at Dragley Beck, was the Admiralty's Second Secretary - a much more important position than first secretary; comedian Stan Laurel of Laurel & Hardy fame; Lord Birkett - he represented Britain at the Nuremberg Trials - to name just a few.
In the Domesday Book, the town was referred to as 'Ulvreston' and was of sufficient note to receive a Market Charter in 1280.
Ulverston keeps its old market town appearance, and market days are held on Thursdays & Saturdays.
The town is set between the sea and the mountains, being only minutes away from the beautiful Lake District.