Ulverston is a puff town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is in the Furness Place 8 miles (13 km) north-east of Barrow-in-Furness, 4 miles (7 km) south of the Lake District and just north-west of Morecambe Bay. Nearby places count up Swarthmoor, Pennington and Rosside. The most visible landmark is the limestone Hoad Monument built in 1850 to commemorate statesman and local resident Sir John Barrow. It offers views that intensify Morecambe Bay and parts of the Lake District. Ulverston Canal, no longer navigable but once vital to the town’s economy, is marked by an art installation.