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Address: Coniston, England
Phone Number: 01-76-87-75753
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Activities: Swimming, Camping, Sailing
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One of the best lakes (OK all bar one are waters)

Consiton has interesting history, with Swallows & Amazons and Donald Campbell, plus great scenery and walks. A trip on a lake steamer is a wonderful experience and not to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Consiton has interesting history, with Swallows & Amazons and Donald Campbell, plus great scenery and walks. A trip on a lake steamer is a wonderful experience and not to be missed.

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Devon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Much quieter than the surrounding waters and all the better for it, with some stunning views and good walks. Shame about the nearby eateries,

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chesterfield
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stayed at the Conison Coppice Caravan site which runs right down to the lake so we saw a lot of it. There are easy paths along its length to Coniston village in one direction and Torven in the other. As with all the Lake District there are sheep everywhere so your dog has to stay on the lead but... More 

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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A must visit, the Gondola ride was lovely, gliding along with hardly a sound. We did this on a rainy day but still very enjoyable with good interesting commentary. Your ticket can be flexible so you can hop on and off,

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Tonbridge, Kent, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We took a 45 minute trip on the steam powered launch and loved every minute of it! The running commentary was informative, the boat was in excellent working condition and both crew members were happy to answer any questions. This was money well spent and time well invested. There are bikes available to hire on the lakeside and also a... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Took a cruise from Windermere to Ambleside, cruise took about 45mins at a cost of £10.50 per person The views of the lakes whilst on the boat were breathtaking!.We were able to get off at Ambleside and have a wonder round the village and get back on the boat back to Windermere. The sailings were every half hour.

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

For me the most stunning of the lakes and with all of The Bluebird history that goes with it.Theres a lovely flat easy going circular walk from the village to the lake and back.On an earlier visit many years ago we bought a print of the lake by A Heaton Cooper which adorns our conservatory wall.Would recommend.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you get down the Coniston waters you can hire canoes or go on a trip down the lake of Coniston where you will get told the story of Donald Campbell the famous person who was killed trying to break the water speed record many years ago.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

one of the loveliest Lakes with various cruises, including one on the famous Gondela. Loads to do and see with all the links to Donald Campbell's fatel water speed record attempt

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Coniston is well worth a visit but always feels more like a country park to me with the stunning mountain views a little distant. The lake itself is a marvellous playground for all ages with lots of boats and opportunities to go on the water. The village is a short walk away with a good variety of shops, places to... More 

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