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Postcode: LA21 | code search
Population: 930
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Birthplace of:
Robin G Collingwood
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Cultural Britain:
Arthur Ransomes Coniston Water
Folk Customs:
Ambleside Rush-bearing
Grasmere Sports
World Gurning Championships

Coniston Events

Coniston Country Fair
Coniston Water Festival

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Lakeland House
"Loved the website... hated the B&B! We were shown to our room following a lack lustre welcome. Room was pokey and smelt strongly of old, dirty, ingrained hound! ..." More

Waterhead Hotel
"Good Points: ideal,pleasant,convenient. Bad Points: Hotel a bit shabby needs decorating in places. General review: Very pleasing in an ideal setting. Food very good.

Date visited: 2008-09-06 ..." More

Waterhead Hotel
"Stayed on five separate occasions in various seasons, once with a guide dog puppy as we are "puppy walkers". Have always enjoyed our stays,the staff have been helpful and friendly. ..." More

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Coniston, at the northern end of Coniston water, is one of the loveliest of the Lake villages, a fact attested to by its victory in the Village of the Year competition in 1997, and regular high placings before and after that. The white Cumbrian houses, local slate on their roofs, have featured in many a calendar. Pre-historic man settled the area, with remains of a stone circle seen on Banishead Moor nearby. In the Bronze Age the copper deposits in the surrounding hills were first exploited, the Romans mined iron here, and mining remained important through the centuries, evidenced very visibly by the old workings in Coppermine Valley. To this day the local slate provides employment here, with blue quarried at Coppermine Valley, and green at Brossen Stone. These remains add to the charms of the hills and mountains around the village, the most spectacular being The Old Man of Coniston, 2631 feet high, its summit providing breathtaking views sweeping over the Lakes to the north, west and east. Coniston Water provides a wonderful counterpoint to the fells and mountains. Here the poet, artist and reformer Ruskin made his home from 1871, his house Brantwood by the shores of the lake now open to the public. Here Arthur Ransome, a local man, set his great children’s book Swallows and Amazons, a wonderful evocation of the joys of messing about in boats. The restored steamer Gondola is a nice way to do this in style today, its speed somewhat less than the 300mph tragic Donald Campbell reached in Bluebell when he met his end on the Lake in 1967 trying to improve his world record.


Coniston Launch
Ruskin Museum
Steam Yacht Gondola


Dr Rab Wood


YHA Coniston Holly How

Pub and Bar

Black Bull Inn & Hotel
Church House Inn
Harry’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ship Inn


Black Bull Inn & Hotel
Harry’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
The Spindles
Wilson Arms Restaurant


National Trust Cottages
Nibthwaite Grange


Coniston Cabs


Coach House Gallery
Meadowdore Cafe
WF Hutchinson Coniston Ltd

The Flower Basket
Heritage Meats
Cards Gifts & Fragrances


Coniston Launch(Boat Trips and Cruises)

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Yewdale Hotel (0.09 miles)

Yewdale Hotel

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The Yewdale Hotel is a situated in the centre of Coniston and therefore central for the scenic delights of the Lake District. Built of local stone and slate in 1896, ... More

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Lakeland House (0.18 miles)

Lakeland House

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A little bit different. Relax in comfortable and contemporary surroundings, with a mix of leather, solid oak and pine furniture. Newly refurbished (Jan09), and styled to meet todays expectations. Lakeland ... More

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Sun Hotel (0.20 miles)

Sun Hotel
The Sun is a 4 star Inn in a spectacular position overlooking Coniston village, surrounded by dramatic bare fells, with seats and tables on the terrace and in the big tree-sheltered garden which make the ... More | visit website
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Waterhead Hotel (0.55 miles)

Waterhead Hotel

Situated alongside Coniston Water, the Waterhead has a history of over 100 years in the hotel business. With a friendly, relaxed 'home from home' feel, our hotel offers our ugests the perfect holiday retreat. Relax ... More | visit website

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Monk Coniston (0.97 miles)

Monk Coniston

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Monk Coniston is a romantic Gothic-style house - complete with minstrels' gallery - leased from the National Trust, which maintains a rare tree collection in the extensive landscaped grounds. Set ... More

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Wilson Arms (2.52 miles)

Wilson Arms

The Wilson Arms is a family owned Country Inn set in the heart of the Lake District. Situated in the small village of Torver nestled in the shadow of The Old Man of Coniston and ... More | visit website

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High Grassings B&B (2.81 miles)

High Grassings B&B
Fine country house located in the heart of the Lake District nestled between Ambleside, Hawkshead and Coniston and only minutes away by car from Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness. Amazing views set in 15 acres of ... More | visit website
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Grizedale Lodge Hotel (2.90 miles)

Grizedale Lodge Hotel
Grizedale Lodge is set on the edge of the magnificent Grizedale Forest. The Lodge is wonderfully central for all the many attractions - historical, cultural and natural - that Lakeland possesses. Two miles away ... More | visit website
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Queens Head (3.09 miles)

Queens Head

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An open fire and open-arms welcome greet you as you enter the flag-floored, oak-beamed Queens' Head Hotel, in the English Lake District. New face or old flame, we offer you ... More

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Sun Inn (3.14 miles)

Sun Inn

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Located in the charming unspoilt village of Hawkshead, this delightful 17th Century Inn has everything to offer those looking for an ideal break or holiday away from the hustle and ... More

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