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Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston LA21 8EW, England
+44 15394 32733
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

Can not say anything but a Truly Wonderful trip! Beautifully restored! It was the second time we had been on the Steam Yacht Gondola. This time was as Brilliant as last time. We had a shorter trip as it only does the 2hour trip on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pat D
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Our friends had never visited the Lake District so we decided to take them on a cruise on the Steam ship. Both of our friends are disabled and the crew were really helpful getting them both aboard. There are steps but our friends managed them....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Susan H
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Lovely boat ride on lake Coniston. Learnt a lot about the lake and The Bluebird and its tragic end. Only thing that could have improved the voyage would have been a nice cup of tea on board!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 985delphinej
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We were visiting Coniston for a short while, then saw that the Gondola was about to leave. It was the full two hour trip round the lake, with the captain telling is many points of interest as we sailed. There was an offer for anyone...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Val G
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Whilst driving through the Lake District we decided to stop off at Coniston. It was a very busy day as it was the first day of yhe Power boat week. During the power boats lunch break we took a trip on the Steam Yacht Gondola....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terry C
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

You can't come to the Lakes without having a boat trip. Fantastic trip on the steam gondola. Lake Coniston is steeped in history. From Swallows and Amazon's to Donald Campbell. To see the landmarks was very interesting. It was very cold out there today so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A7774IYsues
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This is the "boat trip" to do in the Lake District. Coniston is beautiful and unspoilt. It has atmosphere, legend and stories that you learn on the cruise. The Gondola itself is an amazing experience, smooth, almost silent and elegant. The staff on board are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank re_potts66
Reviewed October 27, 2018

...so the Leaflet about the Steam Gondola says and you can be certain of a warm welcome! It also describes the gondola as the ultimate pleasure steamer and it's hard to imagine anything better. Operated by the National Trust, it's one of the few NT...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The crew were great, very informative about the history and surrounding buildings. Very highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisab5593
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Owned and operated the National Trust this boat has been lovingly restored to its former glory. It is a sheer delight to travel in - the two cylinder engine is very unusual and provides plenty of power to propel the vessel almost silently through the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 27, 2018|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
P.S i forget to mention the 505 Coniston is every hour and 599 is every 20 minutes
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
A full lake tour I believe is £20.50 per person less 10% for national trust members. Head of the lake only is £11 less the 10%. Sorry cannot help with the timing once you get off part way round. It is best to pre book.
May 1, 2017|
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Response from sue a | Reviewed this property |
We took the dog, they are only allowed on outside decks.