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Coniston Water

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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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The jewel in the Lake District's crown

I've visited the Lakes many times since I was very young, but only recently visited Coniston (first time last year, returned last weekend). It's amazingly beautiful - a stunning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I've visited the Lakes many times since I was very young, but only recently visited Coniston (first time last year, returned last weekend). It's amazingly beautiful - a stunning stretch of water overlooked by the Old Man. The village itself is also lovely. If you're visiting the Lakes make sure Coniston is on your itinerary. You can take a very... More 

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Somerset, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Less frenetic than its neighbour, Windermere, Coniston Water offers water sports in the form of boat hire, canadian canoe, kayaking, paddle boarding and the famous trips on the launch or the superb steam gondola. Walks abound along many parts of its shores and a drive around the entire lake will satisfy with many panoramic prospects of the woods and marvellous... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Largely unspoilt lake in western Lakeland, boats available for hire, very quiet and serene on its western shore. Great views of "The Old Man".

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You can easily access this place from motorway but if you coming from Ambleside then it's hilly and tight bends of road...Wrynose pass and Hardnott passes are good but difficult drive around Coniston...eating area is well maintained at this lake and boating/swimming is the best option to enjoy your day with walk/cycling around

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Hull
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We decided to have a walk down to the lake and ended up doing the 1 hour boat trip to take in the scenery. You can pay on the boat and can pay by card which was handy. The boat was very small and a few people had taken it on themselves to spread out with their bags and dogs... More 

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london UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Fewer people than Windermere and more low key. Good access to lake and some very quiet beaches even in August. Just make sure you stock up on the more unusual food items as we found food in stores rather limited. Would return.

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clare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Less busy and commercialised than the other lakes so great for a quiet and slightly more private picnic on the shore however yet again as it seems with all parking in the lake district, it was a crazy price, and tried to pay by card it kept timing out. But once settled in the view made up for all that.... More 

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Piacenza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A very nice lake, with much less crowd than Windermere. All water sports that you can imagine and nice walks on the lake shore

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had already enjoyed boat trips on Windermere & Ullswater in previous years, so thought we'd try Coniston. We parked up in the village & walked to the shore to catch the launch. We opted for the 1 1/2 hr yellow scenic trip, where you could be dropped off at any chosen destination on route. We took in the info... More 

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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a day at Coniston water. The little cafe was clean and tidy. Lemon drizzle cake is gorgeous. Booked in for the steam boat gondola. Had a few hours to pass by before our boat was due. Lovely quite and serene. Found a shop selling fudge, extortionate prices for one small apiece. Very pushy man in shop,we grudging bought some... More 

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