Welcome to Coniston


Coniston's other claim to fame is as the location for a string of world-record speed attempts made by Sir Malcolm Campbell and his son, Donald, between the 1930s and 1960s. Tragically, after beating the record several times, Donald was killed during an attempt in 1967 when his futuristic jetboat Bluebird flipped at around 320mph. The boat and its pilot were recovered in 2001, and Campbell was buried in the cemetery of St Andrew's church.


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$66.86 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lake District PrivateTours

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandViews and walksDuration: 1 hourStop At: Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandViews and walksDuration: 1 hourStop At: Coniston Water, Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandViews and walksDuration: 1 hourStop At: Buttermere, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandViews and walksDuration: 1 hourStop At: Derwentwater, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandViews and picturesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Ullswater Lake, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandViews and walksDuration: 1 hour

$324.10 Day Trips & Excursions

Stunning Lake District 4 Hour Tours!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandLovely views and picture opportunity stops. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Coniston Water, Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandViews and picture stops. Then a coffee stop at a local cafe. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tarn Hows, Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandGreat views and picture stop. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ambleside Waterhead, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandVisit the stunning waterfall at Stockghyll force. Picture opportunity. Then browse the local shops in Ambleside. Duration: 1 hour

$486.14 Cultural & Theme Tours

Stunning Lake District 6 Hour Tours!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandViews and picture opportunity Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ashness Bridge, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandSee The is lovely local attraction and the stream running underneath. Then see Derwent Water for Suprise View Point for a stunning picture opportunity Duration: 1 hourStop At: Coniston Water, Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandSee this gorgeous lake from the local pier for a truly lovely tranquil view Duration: 1 hourStop At: Buttermere, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandBeautiful walks and picture opportunity then a coffee stop at a The Ladore Hotel then see the magnificent Ladore Water falls behind the hotel. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Honister Slate Mine, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandPicture opportunity and rugged views Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Grasmere Garden Village, Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandReturn through Grasmere and visit the village area and Gingerbread shop for a tasty treat to remember your tour by. Duration: 40 minutes

$506.40 Outdoor Activities

Private Hire - The High Adventure Tour

On leaving Windermere you will head towards the famous the Langdale Valley, famed for rock climbing and walking. You may even spot a local breed of sheep, the Herdwick, as you make you make your way through the valley.  You then begin your ascent of the steep Wrynose & Hardknott mountain passes. The views from the remote and narrow roads towards the fells are spectacular. Make sure you bring your camera, as there will be plenty of opportunities to take those memorable shots throughout the tour. Arriving in the Eskdale valley, you will board the heritage railway affectionately known as La’al Ratty (little railway), as you make your way down the valley you will travel through ancient woodlands. Next you travel to Wastwater, once voted ‘Britain’s favourite view’. This location has the deepest Lake in England with its highest mountain, Scafell Pike in the background. The lake is surrounded by mountains, creating a truly dramatic scenery, an image synonymous with the National Park.   You will then have the opportunity to explore Muncaster Castle’s Gardens, which date back to the 18th Century. Where a walk along Georgian Terrace can be enjoyed with fell views in the distance.Travelling back towards the central Lake District, we travel past Coniston and through the Yewdale Valley bringing to an end this classic Lake District tour.

$35.11 Cultural & Theme Tours

Heart of the Lakes

This tour introduces you to the culture and famous characters of The Lake District. Discover the landscapes and history which has created this UNESCO World Heritage Site you see today. This journey takes you to the Langdale Valley, filled with heritage and farmland. There are many picturesque views along the way including Blea Tarn and the Langdale Pikes. You travel over Tarn pass to Coniston, famous for world water speed records and the setting of the book Swallows & Amazons.   Continue on to Tarn Hows, a scenic beauty spot with lake and woodland views. Then to the charming medieval village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school.  

$560.42 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Winter 4-Day Lake District Discovery Tour

Return transfers from Windermere Railway Station             3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at 4* Lindeth Howe Hotel - which has a 2AA Rosette Restaurant onsite Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular Full Day Tour - which visits the pretty Buttermere, Borrowdale, Grasmere and stops in the market town of Keswick for lunch Winter Southern Highlights 1/2 Day Tour - which covers the Langdale Valley, Coniston, Tarn Hows and Hawkshead. On arrival back at lake Windermere, you will join a Windermere Lake Cruise from Waterhead to Bowness Bay. As the tour draws to an end in Bowness Bay we transfer you back to Lindeth Howe Hotel.