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Address: Unit 4 Canal Head Oubas Hill | Ulverston, Ulverston LA12 7LB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1229 584400
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Cumbria crystal is one of the last remaining producers of hand-blown and...

Cumbria crystal is one of the last remaining producers of hand-blown and hand-cut full lead english crystal. We only use traditional glassmaking methods and our small team of highly skilled artisans are committed to making our crystal of both traditional & contemporary designs. The factory lies at the edge of the lake district where visitors can watch the mastery of the art of making exceptional crystal.

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I admired some crystal bought by my brother which reminded me of seeing this many years ago but not recently as I have not needed to restock my crystal. However, I will be doing... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Called in our way to Ulverston, very nicely laid out shop with lots of information, you are able to walk through to watch the glass blowing and finishing no change for this. Product are lovely some classic designs but also some more contemporary. I did not purchase but by friend bought two christmas present that she was delighted with. Nice... More 

Thank CUMB2525
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I admired some crystal bought by my brother which reminded me of seeing this many years ago but not recently as I have not needed to restock my crystal. However, I will be doing just that to replenish the whisky tumblers as they are so beautiful. What would we do without the Internet?

Thank SheilaghDurham
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great staff always willing to help not only with new purchases but also things like repairs to old cherished glassware. An excellent range of Crystal glasses, decanters, etc etc in many different styles. Through the window into the workshop one can see these items actually being manufactured.

Thank Anthony M
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I couldn't disagree more with the gentleman who criticises the Cumbria Crystal workshop. We visited last year, and enjoyed it so much we are heading back there today. The glass blowers are immensely talented, all the staff were charming and the crystal is wonderful. Yes, it is expensive (we bought vases for each of our 3 children for Christmas), but... More 

Thank amf-Northumberland
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We are slowly building our collection of crystal glassware by buying a delightful decanter and some tumblers at a substantial discount to the "perfect" prices. The "perfects" are sent to high class emporiums in the West End of London and the like , and sell to discerning clients including royalty. Join the ambience and indulge yourself at a more modest... More 

Thank Alan L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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647 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had never visited this factory before but were lucky enough to do so on our recent visit to this part of the lakes. The team at the sales section could not have been more knowledgable and helpful and we came away with several Christmas presents which will be well received by members of the family. `The crystal itself is... More 

Thank Mike M
Leigh, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place to visit, there are so many things to buy, all hand made crystal, You can also go into the back of the shop and watch the things being made, You just have to buy something,

Thank Anthony M
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was bought a place on a glass engraving course for my birthday. I had a really good time on the course and the glasses I engraved I was very pleased with. The person running the course was very good and he passed on his knowledge very well. The course lasted all day and was good value for money. They... More 

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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visited this on Aug 06 2016 and some Items seemed a bit overpriced but as the pieces are crystal glass I suppose ths is expected.

Thank Davrob54
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Always like a trip to a crystal factory but this one is in a unit on the edge of a small retail park and doesn't quite have the same feeling compared to others I have been to around the uk. It was interesting to watch for a while and they have a small shop attached but I wouldn't say it's... More 

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Sebastien C, Social Media Manager at Cumbria Crystal, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this review of your visit and your feedback. We are first and foremost a working factory and we are very pleased to be able to invite any member of the public to visit the factory and see our artisans working. We are one of the very few crystal factory in the UK and the only one... More 

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