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Address: Coniston, England
Activities: Camping, Sailing, Swimming
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$64*
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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour

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very pretty

Great circular walk from the pier into town and back - easy going fairly flat 30 minute walk or longer if you want to take in the gift shops in town

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Alan W
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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great circular walk from the pier into town and back - easy going fairly flat 30 minute walk or longer if you want to take in the gift shops in town

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went on The Coniston Launch - most wonderful commentary and the friendliest of staff - not only good about Coniston Water but fabulous ideas for other places to see (or adventure - Wrynose and Hardnott Passes) looking forward to visiting again

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A short (approx 40mins) boat trip on Coniston Water around part of the lake. Good commentary but unfortunately the weather was not too good. In the Summer we think it would be lovely. A tip would be to avoid travelling in such a confined space with other passenger's wet and smelly dogs!

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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

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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