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Address: Coniston, England
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Sailing
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the waters itself has no or little attraction, but the villages around and mountains throughout are amazing

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

the waters itself has no or little attraction, but the villages around and mountains throughout are amazing

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had very refreshing walk on snow almost up to the old man. Fantastic views & waterfalls well worth the climb

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great for picnics down by the lake, also for swimming and canoeing. We sometimes bring our canoe in summer and can spend hours going up and down the lake. During summer the car parks can get busy, when we went in August we passed a few full ones before we could find a space. Also beware the tics which live... More 

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North West
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

been coming here for over 30 years. always a different view of the lake and the moody mountain. Coniston may not be everyone's cup of tea but the lake is stunning and with the Bluebird connections, swallow and amazons plus the stunning Gondola on the lake it's well worth a day out. Lovely village and plenty of great pubs and... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We caught a ferry from near the Bluebird cafe and cruised on Coniston Water. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the lake, and a serious fan of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of books. We had a wonderful cruise on the lake discussing Ransome and his locations, with a bit of Donald Campbell and Bluebird history thrown in for... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Love visiting Coniston Water. We hired a small boat to take out onto the lake and enjoyed a very tranquil 1.5 hours cruising around the lake, watching the wildlife and taking in the gorgeous scenery. Less busy than Windermere and much more peaceful. Well worth visiting.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great area to visit, roads are tight and not ideal to get there. Coniston Old Man makes are great true Lake District walk. Make sure to visit the Ruskin Museum once you find it, its not expensive. The Bluebird cafe is the place to eat at in right on the side of the lake.

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Herts
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10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited to see Coniston Water and witness where Donald Campbell lost his life trying to gain a world speed record. It is tranquil with a fabulous contemporary cafe at the shore line. Trying to find the Coniston experience museum was hard. Even the locals did not seem sure, except 'it's somewhere behind the Coop'!! It is indeed, but is... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A lovely venue to spend a few hours. The lake is beautiful and tranquil and not overly busy with visitors. A few interesting shops nearby to mooch around in. A lovely area to spend time with the Bluebird cafe nearby for refreshments

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London, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you like speed, and want to watch dedicated drivers and support teams trying to break national and world records, this is the place to be in the first week of November.

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