24 Queen Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7AF
Telephone: 01229 584844
Fax: 01229 588565
Enjoy England 4 Star
|Virginia House is a friendly, family run townhouse in Ulverston, which nestles south of the Lake District, twenty minutes drive from Lake Windermere|
|Ken and Brenda, the proprietors have created a friendly atmosphere and always extend a warm welcome to their guests and are pleased to provide for any special requests. The full English breakfast is recommended before embarking on the day ahead, which could be your starting point for the famous 70 mile Cumbria Way Walk or a more gentle stroll along Ulverston Canal to Canal Foot on the edge of Morecombe Bay or a walk up Hoad Hill, a round on the golf course, fishing, boating or a tour of the homes of the poets and painters from Wordsworth to Ruskin.|
|The bedrooms are situated on the second floor of the hotel and are non smoking with en suite shower rooms, colour television, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers and are centrally heated.|
The Town House Accommodation is situated in the centre of the town, just off the A590 and it provides a good base from which to explore the region.
Ulverston, this attractive market town holds a great many interesting features and a whole day could easily be spent exploring the town itself.
|Ulverston has existed ever since a Saxon decided to set up home here. In 1280 the growing town was granted by Edward I and a market has been held here ever since.|
There are many delights in Ulverston and a tour of the town, especially on market days, brings rich rewards for the sightseer. Market days are on Thursdays and Saturdays. The market square holds an impressive cross at its far end and although a war memorial, it acts as a good meeting place. Leading away from the square is Market Street and at its junction with Union Street lies the TSB bank with its ornate clock tower. Built in 1838 by George Webster.
On the 16 June, 1890 Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born in a small house on Argyle Street in Ulverston. Working in music halls and circuses, Arthur toured the country with his father. In 1910 he went to America where sixteen years later, he teamed up with the vaudeville star, Oliver Hardy. Then Stan Laurel never looked back.
Besides the well known Furness Abbey, which owned and controlled most of the land in Furness, there were once two other priories in the area, one of these was Conishead Priory which dates back to the time of Henry II when it was established by Gamel of Pennington as a hospital for poor lepers. Since 1976 it has been the home of Manjushri Buddhist Centre.
Ulverston has an abundance of traditional friendly pubs, cafes and restaurants all within easy walking distance of Virginia House
The Coronation Hall, a 636 seat theatre offers varied entertainment.
For more information visit www.virginia-house.co.uk