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Coniston Water

England
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Ranked #51 of 201 attractions in Lake District
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Sailing
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English first
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This place is so beautiful and tranquil has everything you want from walks, Boat trips, picnic areas, parking, cafe, toilets. A lovely place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Took a boat trip though the weather was not great , it was still stunning . Points along the trip that you can stop off and have a break. Well worth doing .

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North Yorkshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We parked up free-of-charge in a car park going into Grizedale forest and enjoyed the afternoon lying on a picnic rug on the fine shale around the edge of the lake, shrouded from the hot sun by over-hanging trees. Pure tranquility listening to the water lapping against the stones, watching small boats sail by.

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Carlisle
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21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I like Coniston. We got parked for free on a verge near the pathway walk to the lake. It was busy but not heaving like Windermere and loads of picnic tables. Lake shore was practically empty. We had a '99' and wandered back to the car via the shopping 'centre' - go and get some Coniston Fudge. You won't regret... More

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London
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Gorgeous countryside with fabulous views on a sunny day. Steamer ride across the lake is fun with the house to visit on the other side. Coniston village is pretty and compact. The butchers sausages come highly recommended!

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

For the best spots take the little back road down the side of the waters. Once in Coniston take the B5285, then take the next turning on your right for Lowick bridge. follow this road along its very narrow but there are plenty of parking spaces for the Iconic jetty photo follow the road for about 2.4 miles , your... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We rented both a boat and electric bikes from the boating centre at the lake. The staff were extremely knowledgeable, and couldn't have been more helpful. The bike paths around the lake are stunning, and the electric bikes meant we could cover a lot more of the scenery than would normally be possible. The lake is beautiful (as are all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Its a very nice and serene lake, not at all commercialized, ideal for families with children, couples, dogs. Its very peaceful there, the lake has few rocks/boulders. A great picnic spot. you would just want to lie down and breathe into the nature around you. On the Left side from the parking till you meet the dead end, there is... More

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Coniston is a delightful place to visit, the people are friendly, & there's some really nice shops selling local produce. There's plenty of places to get a meal, & very good menu choices, vegetarians won't have a problem finding some lovely meals. After my friend & I had looked round the village we followed the Hawkshead road until we found... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My first kayaking experience just for 10 quid. the drive was good but tricky. You pass thru Windermere water on a launch. It's great to be there in summer. Non swimmers can also try kayaking here. The staff is friendly and helpful. There are other motor boats that can be hired. the lake's wonderful and a treat to the visual... More

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