All you need to know about Ulverston

Ulverston is a market town in Cumbria, England. It’s located roughly eight miles from Barrow In Furness and close to the Lake District. It neighbours the following areas: Rosside, Pennington and Swarthmoor. It has a population of more than 11,000 and is twinned with the French town, Albert. The main language spoken is English and predominant currency used is the British pound. Ulverston has a warm and temperate climate, and sees lots of rainfall throughout the year. Ulverston’s scenic location makes the town a great destination for a stay in a serviced apartment, whether for business travel or leisure purposes.

The name Ulverston derives from the Domesday Book and was originally spelt Ulurestun. The town was granted a market charter in 1820 by Edward I, and since then has continued to host weekly markets on Thursday and Saturdays. During the summer, the market draws people from all over, many of whom choose to stay in serviced apartments provided SilverDoor.

Ulverston has historically comprised of schools, pubs and civil parishes. Its civil parishes include Church Coniston, Osmotherley, Tover and Blawait.

The town has, meanwhile, served as a birthplace for famous individuals such as Sir John Barrow – an English statesman and writer – and Norman Birket – a British Barrister and Judge. Late comedian, Stan Laurel, was also born in Ulverston. These famous individuals helped to transform Ulverston’s reputation and make it an attractive place to visit for business travel reasons.

Ulverston’s attractions range from parks to sacred sites. Points of interest include Stott Park Bobbin Mill, the Hoad Monument and Swarthmoor Hall. Other sites worth seeing are Ulverston Canal and the Conishead Priory. Of course, no trip to Ulverston would be complete without a visit to the famous Laurel & Hardy Museum, so be sure to head there if you get the chance. We offer serviced apartments close to all such attractions to make your stay in Ulverston as convenient as possible.

Ulverston is linked by buses and trains. Ulverston railway station is part of Furness Line and offers regular services to Lancaster. The railway station is easily reached and close to the town centre. There are various buses which run through Ulverston including the X6 and the X2. The closest airport to Ulverston is Blackpool Airport, at roughly 30 miles away.

Our Ulverston serviced apartments are furnished to a great standard and make for excellent business travel accommodation.