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Ulverston

What a great setting for a town. Ulverston has got the Lake District behind it and Morecombe Bay in front. It’s a good-sized town, not too big, not too small, just the right size for your new home, with something there for all the family. Barrow-in-Furness, Penrith, and Morecombe are the nearest larger towns if you are looking at this as a location to commute from. Otherwise, here’s hoping that your journeys will be to the Lakes or the beach.

Living here

Ulverston has got some lovely independent shops, and the Ulverston Indoor Market is a bit of treasure trove. There are twice weekly outdoor markets for local produce – the largest in the area. This cheerful festival town has something going on all year round, and with attractions for visitors as well, it’s a great place to live. The Flag Festival is one of several highlights, there are lively pubs and cafés, the Roxy Cinema & Lanternhouse Arts Centre. This is such a great place for the arts that we've got to mention the Laurel and Hardy Museum! Hometown heroes.

Getting around

The A590 will become a familiar route, as it serves the Furness Peninsula.  The M6 is the north west’s motorway, with its route stretching from Carlisle to Birmingham. The closest junction to Ulverston is near Nook, about 25 miles to the east. Once on the motorway, you’ve got a direct route to all the main centres of Cumbria, Lancashire, and the Midlands. Ulverston’s train station is managed by Northern Trains and the journey to Barrow-in-Furness takes about 20 minutes.

Going to school

There are four main primary schools in the town, and it’s always a bonus to have a hometown secondary school - Ulverston Victoria High - which has around 1400 pupils.

Living with the lakes

You’ll have to share the Lakes with its visitors, but what a delight to live so near to this stunning National Park.  Windermere and Coniston Water are just 15 miles away, so you’ve got water sports and hill climbing as the top local outdoor pursuits. Once you are in the Lakes, you can head off the beaten track in no time and you’ll be rewarded by some of the UK’s most breath-taking landscapes. Ulverston’s got its own panorama, with views right across Morecombe Bay and some lovely beaches all along the coastal road to Barrow.

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