Coniston's gleaming 5-mile lake – the third largest in the Lake District after Windermere and Ullswater – is a half-mile walk from town...
John Ruskin (1819–1900), who lived at Brantwood for 28 years, was one of the great thinkers of 19th-century society. A polymath,...
Coniston's two modern launches have been solar-powered since 2005. The regular 45-minute northern service calls at the Waterhead Hotel,...
Coniston's main meeting spot, the old Black Bull offers a warren of rooms and a popular outside terrace. The pub grub's good, but it's...
Part-wine bar, part-cafe, part-bistro, and serving steaks, pizzas, pastas and club sandwiches, along with the prodigious Harry's Big...
Ruskin Museum information
Coniston's little museum explores the village's history, touching on copper mining, Arthur Ransome and the Campbell story. There's also a section on John Ruskin, with displays of his writings, watercolours and sketchbooks.
The new Bluebird Wing currently houses the recovered engine from Donald Campbell's Bluebird boat, but it's hoped that the whole boat will be displayed here when (and if) it's finally restored.