Coniston tourist and travel information

Coniston tourist and travel information

Coniston Travel Information

Travel Information Coniston in Cumbria is the home of Coniston Water, the Old Man, Swallows and Amazons, Ruskin and the Donald Campbell land speed record in Bluebird.

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bus and coach travel

Coaches Coniston - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

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UK A Roads

Roads Coniston - Travel by road - Coniston is on the A 593. A nearby large town is Windermere. Coniston is about 145 miles from GLASGOW and about 90 miles from MANCHESTER.

UK A Road

M6 Motorway

Roads Coniston - Travel by road - Coniston is reached by leaving the M6 Motorway at Junction 36 and initially following signs to Barrow In Furness (A590).

M6 Motorway

Travel by train

Rail Ambleside Coniston nearby station - Travel by train - Windermere Station, Station Precinct, WINDERMERE, Cumbria, LA23 1AH. Ticket office. Waiting room. Pay phone. Only parts of station step free access. Wheelchairs available. WINDERMERE is about 10 miles from Coniston.

Oxenholme (Kendal) Lake District Station, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7HG.

Transpennine Express. Covers the Pennines, the North-East, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria. Tel: 0845 600 1671. www.tpexpress.co.uk

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Coniston Tourist Information

Sport

Sport Coniston - Sport - Coniston Sailing Club, Coniston Old Hall, Coniston LA21 8AS. Tel: 015394 41580. The Open Air Swimming Pool at John Ruskin School, Lake Road, Coniston. Tel the School for opening times: 015394 41306.

Sport

Shopping

Stores Coniston - Shopping - The Co-op, Yewdale Road, Coniston. LA21 8DU. Tel: 015394 41247. Newsagents, Yewdale Road, Coniston. LA21 8DU. Tel: 015394 41284. Butcher, Grocer and Off-Licence, Kirkdale Shop, Coniston. LA21 8ED. Tel: 015394 41271. Outdoor Wear, Lake Road, Coniston LA21 8EW. Tel: 015394 41733. Post Office, 6 Yewdale Road, Coniston. LA21 8DU. Tel: 015394 41259. Barclays Bank, Bridge End, Coniston. Tel: 015394 41249.

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Entertainment

Entertainment Coniston - Entertainment and attractions - The Old Man of Coniston is one of the Cumbrian classics at 2628ft, its craggy bulk rising behind the village of Coniston.

Entertainment

Other information Coniston - Other information - The Ruskin Museum, Yewdale Road, Coniston. LA21 8DU. Tel: 015394 41164. Coniston Ferry Services, Castle Buildings Near Sawrey Ambleside GB LA22 0LE. Tel: 015394 36216. Sailings every day covering the whole of the lake and calling at seven jetties.

Museum

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Coniston Hotels

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Cumbria Map and Attractions

Penrith is 290 miles from London. It is 91 miles from Barrow in Furness to Brampton and 81 miles from Whitehaven to Kirkby Stephen.

Airports Airport indicated is Carlisle airport.

Roads Coniston is on the A593.

Cumbria map

Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There is no station in Coniston.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF Tel: 015394 36269
Attraction 2 - Laurel & Hardy Museum, 4c Upper Brook Street, Ulverston LA12 7BH Tel: 01229 582292
Attraction 3 - Birdoswald Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DD Tel: 016977 47602
Attraction 4 - Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6QF - Tel:01539 536340 (www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk)
Attraction 5 - Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria. Tel: 01229 717171

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Morning amongst the Coniston Fells by Joseph Mallord William Turner"Morning amongst the Coniston Fells, Cumberland" exhibited in 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Oil on canvas. This was the first picture that Turner elevated by quoting poetry in the Royal Academy catalogue. He chose lines from Milton's Paradise Lost, describing the 'mists and exhalations' of the atmosphere at sunrise. These shifting airs and lights, and flock of sheep running before them, give the landscape a natural drama to match the historical and mythological subjects seen in other pictures. The mountain is Coniston Old Man, Cumbria, which Turner saw in 1797.

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