Coniston (England) Reviews
Description:Coniston was the first village to be given the title Village of the Year back in 1997.
Newest Review: ... there are some nice little shops to have a mooch around, the focus here definitely isn't retail therapy. What you will find, however, is lovely little cafes and traditional pubs to get a decent meal and a pint. Much more appealing to us, though, is the surrounding area. If you like the outdoors you really are spoilt for choice here with walks and cycling routes galore. There is a great one ... more
Customer Coniston (England) Reviews (4)
by - written on 24/01/12 (Useful, 54 readings)
Being both lucky enough to live only a few miles from Coniston and outdoor enthusiasts we spend a lot of time in and around Coniston doing one of the three things we love best; walking, cycling and canoeing. And I can honestly say that, for me, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world! Coniston village itself is a lovely little place to walk around, but don't go there if you're all about the shopping! Whilst there are some nice little shops to have a mooch around, the focus here definitely isn't retail therapy. What you will find, however, is lovely little cafes and traditional pubs to get a decent meal and a pint. Much more appealing to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/08/09 (Very useful, 92 readings)
Coniston is situated the south west of Cumbria and due to that it's often overlooked by a lot of visitors. Most visitors to the Lake District will go to Windermere, Ambleside, Keswick or Grasmere and that is a shame as Coniston has a lot to offer. I have stayed in Coniston many times over the last 20 years and always get a warm welcome. Coniston grew up around copper mining and in later year's slate. Slate mining still goes on in the area and you can by gifts made out of the slate in the local shops. There are a few mountains around Coniston and the most famous is Coniston Old Man and is 2634 feet high. It gets its name from the big cairn on the summit. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/04/02, updated on 08/04/02 (Very useful, 143 readings)
Having just come back from a week in the lake district, I am feeling especially inspired, (And qualified) to talk about the place. Where is it? Coniston is in the Lake District, in Cumbria - an area of outstanding natural beauty. It's not far from Windemere and is easy enough to get to by car. There is no train station, and buses are less than ideal, although viable. It's less touristy than Windemere and Ambleside and a lot nicer, I think. Accomodation: There is an excellent Lakeside campsite, numerous small hotels and B&B. There are self catering places you can rent - the Coppermines will house between 2 and 30 people as required. I've not ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/04/01, updated on 09/04/01 (Very useful, 79 readings)
This quiet village (although it is a fair size) has strong ties to my heart, as well as to my eyes. Situated about 8 miles south of Ambleside, one of the most picturesque of all the places to visit in the Lake District, Coniston has also an interesting history. Firstly, let me describe the village for you. Mainly built of slate, with its unique blue tinge, Coniston is situated just west of the head of Lake Coniston. There are 4 pubs in the village centre, and one just outside, heading south for about half a mile. The Yewdale pub, is also a hotel of very good quality, once run by Ken, and with a barman called Chubby! Large bar space ... Read the complete review
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