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Coniston Water

Address: Coniston, England
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Coniston
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Sailing, Swimming
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Sailing, Swimming
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Herts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Coniston has it all. Beautiful for kayaking, for walking AND great café (Bluebird). Wonderful place, keep coming back...

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had a lovely 1 hour lake cruise on the Coniston launch at £10.50 per person (not the NT steam launch which was very expensive at £21 per person for roughly the same trip!) 2 young girls in charge of piloting the boat and giving us a commentary about the lake ... Very competent friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful views and lovely... More 

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England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We walked around the lake on a blustery day. Lovely views and easy walking. There are boats and hikes for hire.

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england
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

had a trip on Coniston water on Coniston cruises,what a lovely ride this was how informative the crew where telling us all about the history of the lake pointing out lots of landmarks etc,he also told us about the BLUEBIRD that Donald Campbell raced on the lake and indeed died there in 1967 after the death of hes father in... More 

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United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Hadnt been to Coniston before on our visits to the Lakes. It is a really lovely place. Had a walk around, very quaint, loads of pubs and all of them had people drinking and eating there, was a lovely day so some were able to sit outside. Bought a delicious leek and Stilton quiche from one of the local pie... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had a few hours off work and made the most of the chance to visit the Lake District, and went to Coniston for a change - absolutely beautiful, peaceful, unspoilt and not commercialised. Went to the far north of the Lake and found a car park adjacent . A lovely shore and wished we had taken chairs and a... More 

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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We wanted to go out on the lake and decided to hire a "drive yourself" battery motor boat. We hired it for an hour which cost us £20. We were given safety instructions and life jackets (which we were instructed to keep on during the whole trip) and set off on our adventure. The scenery was breathtaking and once in... More 

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