Things to see and do - Coniston
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Coniston Travel guide
Coniston : Michelin's recommendations
This little grey-slate village is known for its associations with John Ruskin. He is buried in the local churchyard and his house at nearby Brantwood is open to visitors. Coniston Water is dominated by the 801m-high Old Man of Coniston. It was on this lake in 1967 that Donald Campbell died while trying to beat the world water speed record.
Tourist attractions Coniston : Things to see and do
B5285 GB - Coniston LA21 8AD
Situated on the eastern bank of Coniston Lake, this was from 1872 the home of John Ruskin (1819-1900), writer, artist and reformer. There are some fine watercolours on the walls here either by him or given by the pre-Raphaelite painters that he suppo..
Hawkshead Road GB - Coniston LA21 8AJ
Next to Coniston Water, Waterhead Hotel has lawns running down to the lake shore and a restaurant with spectacular mountain views. The centre of Coniston is a 2-minute walk away. With views across the lawns and to the lake, The Waterhead lounge bar ..