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Coniston Water

Coniston, England
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“bluebird cafe” (30 reviews)
“lake district” (37 reviews)
“boat trip” (26 reviews)
Coniston, England
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Reviewed yesterday

lovely place, lots to do, stayed for a week and didn't use the car once. Went to the lake every evening to feed ducks and swim

Thank jessjh2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time on Coniston Water - peaceful, beautiful and safe. We hired a boat, and didn't feel the least envy for the people in the steamer as we explored the corners of the lake, I'd love to be there again!

Thank Cantthinkofanamenow
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Coniston to Monk Coniston and walk to Tarn Hows was fabulous. Wonderful views of Coniston and pleasant walk with the dog. Great day.

Thank Westview50
Reviewed 5 days ago

had a cruise down the lakethe island where swallows and amazons was film in 1963 Donald cambell blue bird beautiful views from the lake great place to spend day cruising or eating in café walks ect

Thank simonf4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always beautiful , no matter the weather. My friend and I decided to take an inflatable 2 man kayak up on a wednesday back in April and have had the pleasure of going every week since ! The views , the tranquility , the nature...More

Thank kafmac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Less popular than some other Lake District lakes eg Windermere but all the better for it. Lovely circular walks to do plus launches that will take you across if you prefer or if time is short. Also interesting history re Donald Campbell doing his time...More

Thank Stronty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Preferred hiring our own little boat and drifting around lake ourselves. Take a picnic and enjoy a peaceful afternoon. Wonderful scenery. Plenty of eating places around Coniston and then town is worth a visit as well.

Thank J9atmedowview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must if you are in the area, simply beautiful location with good amenities on the lake edge. There are lake trips, walking and water sports close by, plus you have the history of Sir Donald Campbell and his last record attempt that...More

1  Thank thebaileysmiths
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing with great parking. Food available or take a picnic and sit by the lake. Feed the ducks, paddle at the waters edge, have a ride on the steamer or hire a boat....lots of things to do

Thank DuddonDiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the weekend weather great and the views wow. Even had a little paddle in the lake. the water can be busy with boats and swimming and lots of dogs having a great time in the water

Thank ladybiker71
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17 July 2017|
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Response from lakelover908 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure there must be a park in Coniston itself but not sure where. It is a village with permanent residents and has its own school.
29 June 2017|
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Response from Maitheng | Reviewed this property |
We went last year in June to the Lake district and around Coniston. We had a coffee at the Bluebird Cafe and there is a small pier there where small boats can moor. There are picnic tables around as well. It overlooks the... More
29 June 2017|
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Response from CAROLE G | Reviewed this property |
You can walk along a lot of the shore, or take a rowing boat out Take the steamer journey to see all of Coniston Water before you decide It's a beautiful place Sorry for your loss❤️