Ulverston Dickensian Festival

Image of three Dickensian characters

2nd December 2014

What a wonderful day out we had at this year’s ‘Ulverston Dickensian Festival’.

We were blessed with glorious sunny weather, not a cloud in the sky and took the short but scenic train journey across the Leven estuary from Cark in Cartmel to Ulverston, far better than driving on such a lovely day.

The lovely Cumbrian market town of Ulverston was packed with people from near and far and there was a wonderful Christmas spirit in the air-I’ve never seen so many people drinking mulled wine! It seemed like it was for sale on every street corner-but it was lovely! (getting the train was making even more sense now!)

I’ve never seen such a large Christmas market anywhere in the world. The stalls were spread out across the whole town centre and most of the shops and cafes were also open too. Festive music peeled around the town from folk bands, carol singers and even a brass band.

The traditional fairground had a helter skelter, various childrens rides and steam attractions too.
The selection of goods on offer was huge. Everything from handmade Christmas cards, to paintings, photos, antiques, jewellery, handmade and turned wooden gifts, Victorian ceramics, lots of local food, homemade jams, Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes and plenty of mulled wine-did I mention the mulled wine!

Make a note in your diary for next year, it really is a fantastic day out for all the family and a great place to buy Christmas gifts too.


See my 15 images from the festival on Facebook


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