Local Attractions

Ulverston is a picturesque market town, with its old buildings and cobbled streets. A street market, on Thursdays and Saturdays which, sells fresh local produce and an indoor market is open weekly. The area boasts a beautifully landscaped 18 hole golf course and there is a swimming pool and outdoor/indoor sports complex with gym. More Information


Hoad MonumentThe Hoad Monument
Hoad Monument (The Sir John Barrow Monument) is a 100 ft (30.5 m) tower at the top of Hoad Hill (436 ft/133 m), to the north-east of Ulverston in the Furness area of north-west England. It is a Grade II listed building in England and Wales, meaning that it is of more than local interest, and the monument stands as one of the iconic symbols of the Northwest of England. More Information


South Lakes Animal ParkSouth Lakes Animal Park
South Lakes Wild Animal Park) is a 17-acre (6.9 ha) zoo established in 1994 by David Gill, and located in Cumbria, England. Named as such after its proximity to the world renowned Lake District it lies entirely within the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness on the outskirts of Dalton. See tigers, giraffes, kangaroos, lemurs and monkeys at this active conservation park with partnerships all over the world helping to save animals in their natural habitats. More Information


Aquarium of the LakesAquarium of the Lakes
The aquarium is at the Lakeside Pier, where you can arrive by boat from Waterhead or Bowness, or you could come on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. There is ample parking. More Information


Go ApeGo Ape
The UK’s number one Forest Adventure, situated in Grizedale, near Hawkshead, days out at Go Ape are about living life a little more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan. Activities include the Tree Top Adventure, the Tree Top Junior, Forest Segways and Zip Trekking Adventure. More Information


Windermere Lake CruisesWindermere Lake Cruises
Windermere is England’s largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours or you can even spend all day on and around the lake. There are many different cruises to choose from including the fantastic Summer Buffet Cruises. More Information


Furness AbbeyFurness Abbey
Furness Abbey is a former monastery located in the northern outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. The abbey dates back to 1123 and was once the second wealthiest and most powerful Cistercian monastery in the country. The visitor centre houses an education centre and an extensive exhibition about the history of the Abbey. Various pieces of stone from the Abbey have been placed here for protection. More Information


Conishead Priory Buddhist CentreConishead Priory Buddhist Centre
Historic Conishead Priory is home to Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. Visitors to the Centre can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the romantic gothic house set in fine gardens and extensive woodlands. More Information


Lakeside and Haverthwaite RailwayLakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
Towards the nearby Lakes of Coniston and Windermere, jump aboard the train at Haverthwaite Station. Enjoy views from your carriage up to Lakeside; the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Then if you fancy, combine the trip with a visit to The Lakes Aquarium or continue your journey aboard a Windermere Steamer to Bowness or Ambleside. More Information