Coniston - Pure Inspiration...‘A wealth of art, a wealth of nature, a wealth of things to do’

Discover Coniston

On foot or by bike....enjoy a themed tour with a Cumbria Blue Badge guide taking in a cruise and visiting the Coniston attractions. Various dates throughout the 2012 season.
Details coming soon!

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The Eyrie

The "Eyrie"

The “Eyrie” is a redevelopment of Brantwood’s top floor into a centre for learning, plus a stunning accommodation let.
Patricks Art Class

Leisure Courses

Brantwood is offering a wide range of courses open to all members of the public.
Brantwood Musical Stones

New Family Activities

Did you know that rocks ring? Try your hand at playing a 21st century version of Ruskin's slate lithophone, on permanent display in the Linton Room at Brantwood.

30/03/2012 - Scott Centenary Exhibitions

The Scott Centenary year sees Brantwood hosting two exhibitions this Spring:
"Drawn to Antarctica 2005-2012" by artist Frances Hatch (30th March until 28th May 2012) and "With Scott to the Pole: The Terra Nova Expedition 1910-1913" (6th April until 28th May 2012) in association with the Royal Geographical Society.
Coniston  is  a  blue  and  green  slate  traditional  Lakeland  working  village, half  as  old  as  time, named  in  honour  of  a  long-forgotten  chieftain  or  'king'.

The  community  nestles  in  the  lee  of  The  Old  Man  of  Coniston  - Wainwright  compared  the  position  as  akin  to  Zermatt  and  The  Matterhorn  -  and  is  surrounded  by  spectacular  rugged  crags  and  foaming  waterfalls. Panoramic  'picturesque'  views  of  lake  and  mountain  can  be  enjoyed  from Coniston  Water.

Coniston  lies  in  the  heart  of  the  real  Lake  District, and  is  one  of  the  area’s  hidden  gems - well  worth  a  visit.

Visitor Information
The  community  manages  its  own  Tourist  Information  Centre
More information from South Lakeland District Council.

Coniston offers a wide variety of accommodation. Staff at the TIC can help you but here are some links below:
Coppermines Self-Catering Cottages
Cumbria Tourism

You can take part in all sorts of outdoor adventure activities in Coniston from rock-climbing to sailing and everything in-between.
If you would like to participate with some expert guidance, Summitreks are based in Coniston.
Try  Lakedistrictoutdoors for more ideas.

There  is  coach  parking  on  the  main  village  car  park, with  overflow  capacity (and  an  honesty  box) in  the  school  holidays  at  John  Ruskin  School  in  Lake  Road. The  School  is  happy  to  provide  parking  facilities, by  prior arrangement, in  term-time. .

Eating Out
There  are  several  pubs  offering  excellent  bar  meals, and  a  range  of  cafes.
For a lakeside dining experience, try The Bluebird Cafe
These can be found on  the  main  car  park, and  between  the  bridge  and  the  petrol station  in  the centre  of  the  village.

Cash Points
The  petrol  station  and  the  village  Post  Office  have  cash  points , and  Barclays  Bank  is  open  on  Mondays , Wednesdays  and  Fridays , and  offers  a  shared  banking  facility.....