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Candlewyck is situated on the outskirts of Ulverston. It's just a 5-10 minute walk into the town centre but is completely rural, with views up the valley and over the hills. Step out into nature and enjoy the abundant wildlife and lovely walks.

Ulverston Market Town

Ulverston is a historic market town lying just beyond the Lake District National Park boundary. Known as "the laal town with a big heart" it is famous for its plethora of festivals which include the Charter Festival, Flag Festival, Carnival and Walking Festival.

Ulverston is widely known as the birthplace of Stan Laurel (you can visit the museum dedicated to Stan & Ollie) and also as the birthplace of Sir John Barrow.

The town is overlooked by the Sir John Barrow monument on Hoad Hill a replica of the Eddystone lighthouse built in 1850 which has just secured lottery funding for a complete restoration.

Ulverston received its charter in 1280 and market day is Thursday with many stalls selling cumbrian produce on the market square. Ulverston is a great shopping destination with many fashion shops and specialist food shops.There are cafe's and restaurants to choose from and a new wine bar.

A canal (shortest and deepest in England) links the town centre with Morecambe bay at Canal Foot and the canal was used for the iron ore trade in bygone times.

A lovely, spacious room & excellent hosts!

"We stayed at the Candlewyck after finding it through trip advisor, and I did wonder whether it could really be as good as the reviews suggest. In short, it is! "

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South Lakes Wild Animal Park

South Lakes Wild Animal Park was opened by David S Gill in 1994 on converted farmland. Construction started in 1993, and the park was officially opened on 28 May 1994.

Until recently it was the only zoo in Britain to hold both Siberian tigers (also known as Amur tigers) and Sumatran tigers (the world's smallest and largest tigers). It has successfully bred the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger.

In 2008, the Park celebrated one of the biggest births in its history - white rhino Nyala born on 1 June 2008. Zimba, born on 11 September 2008, was the second White Rhino born at the park.

The zoo has been awarded the "Top Attraction for Excellence in the Lake District 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2008" by Cumbria Tourist Board , and is one of the few parks to let many species of primates including the 8 species of Lemur roam free around the park!

Southern Lake District

The Lake District is famous for lakes and mountains but there’s so much more to discover. The Southern Lake District offers a wealth of attractions from picturesque towns and villages rich in history and culture to spectacular scenery ideal for quiet contemplation or adventurous outdoor activities.

Whatever your taste, there’s something for everyone, come rain or shine. All towns and villages in South Lakeland benefit from beautiful settings but each has its own individual character. Kendal, the largest town in the area, has so much to see and do. There are fantastic annual events, cultural and historical places to visit, a range of places to eat and great shopping at individual speciality shops and top high-street names.

To the south of Kendal, you’ll find the busy little market town of Milnthorpe. Nestled at the Southern tip of the district is the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Arnside is located on the edge of the Kent Estuary with beautiful panoramic views towards the Lakeland fells.

In the central lakes are the small towns and villages of Coniston, Hawkshead, Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere set in the heart of the Lake District National Park and surrounded by breathtaking mountainous landscape. The Langdale Valley is home to possibly one of the most well-known and well-walked mountain ranges in England. The stunning scenery in the South Lakes has inspired literary greats such as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter and today acts as on outdoor playground for walkers, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts.