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About Coniston

The village of Coniston offers a wonderful mix of contrasts – not to mention a number of ways for you to enjoy your time on a holiday. The village itself is a delightful mix of stone built and whitewashed buildings with pubs, tearooms and local shops set under the rugged beauty of the Old Man, a fell that towers majestically over the region. Whilst admiring the view is a wonderful way to spend your time, more active explorations are available for hardier holidaymakers who fancy exploring one of multiple paths to the summit.

Coniston Water is a short stroll from the village. It was here that John Ruskin spent a large part of his life in his beautiful Brantwood home overlooking the lake, Arthur Ransome found inspiration for Swallows and Amazons and Donald Campbell attempted to break the water spend record in 1967. There are heritage museums and memorials to all to be found in and around Coniston. Despite a wealth of activities to enjoy in the surrounding area, Coniston holiday cottages are equally popular with those looking to enjoy the village’s prime location close to the heart of the Lakes with attractions in the south of the region also easily accessible.

Inspire: Coniston Holiday Articles

The Lakes and Cumbria’s Loveliest Locations

Make some memories where majestic mountains meet shimmering lakes. The South and Central Lakes are an ideal base to explore the National Park and beyond. Cumbria Tourism offer their expert insight on some of the best and most beautiful Lake District locations to visit.

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Fine Dining

The Lake District isn’t short of perfect places to eat. Whether you’re looking for a Michelin starred meal for two, hearty pub grub in glorious surroundings, ornate tea for two or a quick pit stop as you make your way from one gorgeous location to another – you will find a wealth of wonderful choice.

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Exploring the Lakes - Day 2

Our good fortune continues into Day 2 of our Lakes exploration: with searing summer heat and blue skies greeting us as we stop off at Sizergh Barn for breakfast on the way to Windermere.

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The Great British Lake Off

There’s nowhere quite like the Lake District: a breathtaking region offering some of the country’s finest and most iconic views. This is a place where gorgeous lakes occupy centre stage, surrounded by the scooped out valleys, famous fells and imposing peaks of this deservedly popular National Park.

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Fun for the Family

The Lakes are a perennial holiday favourite: the fresh air; the endless views and the abundance of nature combine to make the Lake District on of the most romantic and peaceful place in the UK. So, not the sort of place to bring your kids, right? Wrong.

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Literary Locations

Celebrated for its vast and awesome bodies of water surrounded by majestic fells, Lakeland’s other claim to worldwide fame are the writers and luminaries, who were excited and influenced by its wonderful landscapes.

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