A delightful village, formerly a centre for slate quarrying and copper-mining, where many walkers choose to spend an extra night to climb the nearby Old Man of Coniston (801m); or take a short bus ride to visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery at Hawkshead and her former home at Hill Top Farm, Sawrey; or take a trip on the lake on the Victorian steam yacht Gondola. Coniston was the one time home of another writer, Arthur Ransome; the lake and its surroundings figure extensively in Swallows and Amazons. Coniston is linked by bus services with Ambleside, Ulverston and Barrow. There is a National Park Tourist Information Office.
YHA Coniston Holly How has a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms. This traditional Lake District house has excellent self-catering facilities, lovely social areas and a drying room to hang your clothes after a muddy walk. There are two lounges - one with a TV and a main lounge and a proper bar in the restaurant - perfect for cosy nights in. We also have camping, land pods and tipis. Dogs are welcome to camp and stay in the tipis.
A quarter of a mile north of Coniston off the A593, towads Ambleside
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