Coniston attractions

Coniston attractions

ConistonConiston lies in Cumbria, a county formed from the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and part of North Lancashire, and now England's second largest county in size. Here you will find the beautiful Lake District National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, forest trails and lakeside paths around the 16 major lakes. The almost alpine landscape of England's highest mountains are a draw for the millions of visitors who pour into the park each year, where for 200 years, it has been the inspiration for artists, poets and writers who have made their home here.

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AttractionsThe Old Man of Coniston is one of the Cumbrian classics at 2628ft, its craggy bulk rising behind the village of Coniston. The views from the summit are worth the 2-hour hike, to the Cumbrian coast and across to Langdale, Windermere and Coniston itself.

Old Man of Coniston

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 AttractionsIt was on Coniston Water that Donald Campbell took his "Bluebird" in 1967, to better his own speed record. The jet-powered craft hit an estimated 320 mph before it hit a patch of turbulence. The Ruskin Museum at Coniston has a gallery of memorabilia and photographs in tribute to him.

Ruskin Museum

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 AttractionsSteam yacht Gondola, Pier Cottage, Coniston, Cumbria Tel: 015394 41288 - The National Trust owned "Gondola" is a re-built elegant coal - fired steam yacht providing the most wonderful, nostalgic sailing experience.It operates a seven day service running from Coniston Pier to Brantwood jetty with round trips of approximately 45 minutes carrying up to 86 passengers on each trip. Launched in 1859, Gondola evokes the splendour and luxury of the Victorian era where passengers can enjoy the stunning backdrop provided by the Coniston Fells and its majestic lake. On the outskirts of Coniston.

Steam yacht Gondola

Attractions Brantwood, Coniston Tel: 015394 41396 - Overlooking Coniston Water, this former home of the artist, writer and visionary John Ruskin is a unique place. Filled with exquisite watercolours and many fascinating objects. About 4 miles from Coniston.

Brantwood

Attractions Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF Tel: 015394 36269 Delightful small 17th-century house where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories. Hill Top is managed by the National Trust. About 6 miles from Coniston.

Hill Top, Near Sawrey

AttractionsARMITT LIBRARY & MUSEUM, AMBLESIDE Tel: 015394 31212 - a unique place combining Library and Museum, scholarship and fun, art and entertainment. A superb collection of books and manuscripts, drawings and paintings, memorabilia and archaeological objects relating to an extraordinary gallery of famous Lake District characters. About 8 miles from Coniston.

ARMITT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Rydal Mount and Gardens

AttractionsRydal Mount and Gardens, Rydal, Near Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LU. Tel: 015394 33002 - The Wordsworth Family moved into Rydal Mount in 1813 and rented the house continually for 46 years until the death of Mary Wordsworth in 1859. Rydal Mount was the largest house the Wordsworths lived in and became a much-loved family home. About 8 miles from Coniston.

Rydal Mount and Gardens

Dove Cottage

Attractions Dove Cottage / The Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere, Cumbria. LA22 9SH. Tel: 015394 35544 - Dove Cottage was the home of the Romantic poet William Wordsworth. Some seventy thousand visitors now come to see the cottage and its gardens every year. Attached to Dove Cottage, the award winning museum contains much of Wordsworth's work, as well as a collection of early watercolour paintings of the Lake District. About 9 miles from Coniston.

Dove Cottage

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