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The Ruskin Museum, Coniston

Set in the centre of Coniston Village, the Ruskin Museum tells the fascinating ‘Stories of Coniston’ and the local heroes that have lived and worked in the village.

The current main attraction is the phenomenally famous Bluebird K7.

In March … Read more »

Haverthwait steam train alongside Lake Windermere

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

The railway runs for 3 and a half miles from Haverthwaite Station, along the banks of the River Leven, to Lakeside Station where passengers can alight and board one of the ‘steamer’ services cruising to Bowness and Ambleside or … Read more »

Photo of Coniston Water at High Nibthwaite

Coniston Water

Beautiful, peaceful and serene Coniston Water is the third largest lake in the Lake District. The lake is five miles long, half a mile wide and about 184 feet deep.

Coniston Water is an excellent lake for canoeing and kayaking … Read more »

Getting the boat to Brantwood

Brantwood, Coniston

Former home of John Ruskin. Brantwood is reputed to be the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District.

The House is filled with Ruskin’s treasures: paintings, furniture, objects d’art and his personal memorabilia.

Brantwood is a registered museum, but … Read more »

The Coniston Steam Gondola

Coniston Steam Gondola

Owned by the National Trust, an unrivaled sailing experience, float back in time and enjoy Coniston as wealthy Victorians once did, travelling in style in Gondola’s opulent saloons or relaxing on her open-air decks.

Take in the spectacular scenery and … Read more »

Swimming in Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

Windermere is England’s largest lake at over 10 miles long, over a mile wide in the widest part and 219 feet deep.

The lake is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice in the … Read more »

Cruising steamer on Lake Windermere

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises is the most popular attraction in Cumbria.

Windermere is England’s largest lake in the heart of the Lake District. Cruises are available from 45 minutes to 3 hours – or you can even spend all day on … Read more »

The Duddon Estuary

Train Journey Along the Cumbrian Coast

Start your journey at the Edwardian seaside town of Grange-over-Sands or either of the picturesque villages of Arnside or Cark-in-Cartmel and travel along the spectacular Cumbrian coast with the sea on 1 side and the Lake District mountains and fells … Read more »

Virgin Balloon flying over Lake Windermere

Virgin Balloon Flight over the Lake District

With several launch sites dotted around the Lake District you’ll experience a truly amazing trip and see some incredible sight.

Whilst aboard your hot air balloon, you’ll be mesmerised by stunning landscape, mountains, rivers, lots of lakes, castles, churches, and … Read more »

Vintage cars in the Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum

A diverse and unique collection of some 30,000 exhibits.

Assembled over a period of almost 50 years and thoughtfully displayed alongside many non-motoring additions, in a state-of-the-art building with a beautiful riverside setting.

This extensive collection includes a ‘Campbell Bluebird … Read more »