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Dating back to the Bronze Age, the village of Great Urswick is awash with sites of significant historical interest, from the hill fort to the ancient church of St. Mary and St. Michael's Church which is reputed to date from the sub-Roman period.

Of less tangible fact, the village is also alleged to be the birth place of St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland.

There are several walks direct from the Derby Arms that take in many of the historic sites. The view from Birkrigg Common that sits above the village is hard to beat, with 360° views of the Furness Peninsula, Morecambe Bay and the Fells of the nearby Lake District. For the less energetic the pretty tarn at the village centre offers good fishing with day tickets available from the Derby Arms.

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Stan Laurel

Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel of the world's most famous comedy duo Laurel & Hardy. Visit his birthplace, the Laurel & Hardy Museum, his namesake pub and have your photograph taken next to the statue.



The pretty market town of Ulverston with its cobbled streets holds a diverse range of festivals across the year that are well worth a visit on their own. There's Flag Fortnight, Fashion Week, Furness Tradition, the Summer Carnival, Lantern Procession and the Dickensian Christmas Festival.


The Tarn

Take a walk through the village and visit the tarn. Feed the swans or you can get day fishing tickets from the Derby Arms.


The Lakes

The Derby Arms is perfect for a peaceful short break in the Southern Lake District, with Coniston Water and Lake Windermere just 20 minutes drive away.