Steam Yacht Gondola
Built in 1859 and restored in the 1980s by the National Trust, this wonderful steam yacht looks like a cross between a Venetian...
Coniston Boating Centre
Hires out rowing boats (£15 per hour), kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (£20 for two hours), Canadian canoes (£25 for two hours) and...
Coniston's gleaming 5-mile lake – the third largest in the Lake District after Windermere and Ullswater – is a half-mile walk from town...
Coniston's main meeting spot, the old Black Bull offers a warren of rooms and a popular outside terrace. The pub grub's good (mains £8...
This lakeside cafe does a brisk trade from people waiting for the Coniston launches. The usual salads, jacket spuds and sandwiches are...
Coniston Jetty · interesting places nearby
Coniston Launch information
Coniston's two modern launches have been solar powered since 2005. The regular 45-minute northern service calls at the Waterhead Hotel, Torver and Brantwood, while the 105-minute southern service sails from Monday to Thursday with a different theme depending on the day; it's Swallows and Amazons on Monday and Wednesday, and the Campbells on Coniston on Tuesday and Thursday.
Discount tickets are available for visits to John Ruskin's house at Brantwood .