the Lake District of England Attractions,
Photos and Accommodation.
Coniston is a scenic village, 7 miles
southwest of the town of Ambleside, or 8
miles west of the Lake Windermere ferry,
via the popular village of Hawkshead. The
Coniston and Hawkshead area is off the
main roads, so is normally one of the
more relaxing areas in the lake district.
Boat trips, or boat hire on Coniston
Water are the top attractions, as this is
one of the most peaceful and scenic
places in England. There are walking
trails around the lake, and bikes can be
hired for the biking trails around
Coniston and the lake.
The lake is just over 5 miles long,
leading to it being used for water speed
records from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Donald Campbell died here on the 4th
January 1967, after crashing on his
second run in his speed boat named
Bluebird K7. His first run made 320 mph.
Bluebird K7 was not salvaged until 2001,
Campbell's body was found later in that
Another top attraction in Coniston is
the 2,634ft high Old Man of Coniston
mountain, that sits high above the
village. This is the highest mountain in
the south lakes, attracting hikers from
all over the UK. Hike Photos &
The village has 5 Hotels, most with
beer gardens, and a few cafes, including
the cafe at the Coniston Launch, with
fantastic views over Coniston Water.
Attractions in the Coniston area
include: The Coniston Ruskin
Museum in the village centre .
House of the artist and poet John
Ruskin on the east side of the lake
Map . and
Potter's 17th-century farmhouse on
the east side of the lake by Hawkshead . Map.
Boat trips on Coniston Water can be
taken on the Coniston
Launch Boats, or on a Steam
Gondola, run by the National Trust,
as seen below.
More Images: Coniston Beach .
Trips . Coniston from
the Mountains .
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District with attractions, golf
courses, historic houses, castles, and
mountains with photo tours.