Ulverston

Ulverston is a place and Civil parish in Cumbria, England near the Morecambe Bay with 11,524 inhabitants (2001). Ulverston belonged until 1974 to Lancashire and then came through the Local Government Act to Cumbria. The place is first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. King Edward I granted Ulverston 1280 the market right after getting Thursday was allowed to take place in the market. The place following this privilege today by organizing a market on Thursday and Saturday. Famous people who were born in Ulverston are the politician Sir John Barrow, the lawyer and politician Norman Birkett and comedian Stan Laurel. The Hoad monument on Hoad Hill to the north west of the town, which is a replica of the third Eddystone Lighthouse (Smeaton's Tower), recalls since 1850 to Sir John Barrow and allows a panoramic view over Morecambe Bay and the southern Lake District. The Laurel and Hardy Museum in reminds us of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as the comedian pair Laurel and Hardy. Ulverston maintains a city partnership with Albert in France. Ulverston has a station on the Furness Line, which is served by trains of the Northern Rail and TransPennine Express Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness. Druid's Circle is a stone circle south of Ulverston. vergrößernInteraktiver image viewer View from Hoad Monument

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