Cheap Hotels in Coniston
In the charming Lake District village of Coniston, less than 0.5 miles from Coniston Water, The Crown Inn has a relaxed pub and bright rooms. Traditionally styled, each room has high quality mattresses, a satellite TV and a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Free tea and coffee, a hairdryer and a telephone are also included. A menu of classic British dishes, including home-made pies, is served in the pub bar and dining room. The Crown Inn also offers freshly cooked full English breakfasts, with food made using local produce where possible. The Coniston Old Man fell is a mile away, offering beautiful views and hill walks.
Lakeland House Hotel
Situated in the Lake District National Park, Lakeland House offers comfortable and contemporary accommodation, with leather, solid oak, and pine furnishings. Most of the modern rooms enjoy scenic views, and Coniston Water is just a 10-minute walk away. Views of Coniston fells, the village and the Old Man of Coniston are featured in most rooms at Lakeland House. With free Wi-Fi, all rooms come with a flat-screen TV, en suite shower rooms and tea/coffee making facilities. Located in the heart of Coniston, many pubs and shops are just on the doorstep of Lakeland House. Ambleside and Windermere are 20 minutes’ drive away, while Hawkshead is just 10 minutes away by car. A hearty English breakfast is served in the dining room, as well as a lighter option of warm croissants. Vegetarian and vegan diners are also catered for.
The Sun Hotel
The Coniston Inn Hotel
Next to Coniston Water, The Coniston Inn has lawns running down to the lake shore and a restaurant with spectacular mountain views. The centre of Coniston is under a 10-minute walk away. With views across the lawns and to the lake, The lounge bar offers local ales, light snacks and afternoon tea. The restaurant offers a fine menu of local cuisine. All of the bright en suite rooms at The Coniston Inn have a TV, free toiletries and tea/coffee facilities. Some rooms have mountain and lake views. The Coniston Launch ferry stops close the grounds and there are bus stops at the front of the hotel. In the English Lake District, Coniston Water offers lake cruises and there are walking routes close by. There is free private parking.
Hotels in Coniston
A popular destination for boating and camping, Coniston is one of Cumbria's prettiest villages. It's surrounded by the great British countryside and beautiful expanses of water. Coniston hotels are an ideal starting point for exploring the Lake District. As there are several youth hostels in the area, the guesthouses and B&Bs typically attract more families, and older guests.
Things to do in Coniston
The village's history as a tourist destination started with the arrival of a rail station in Victorian times.
The Ruskin Museum tells Coniston's story with Stone Age relics as well as the John Usher Miniature Village. The museum is named for poet John Ruskin, who bought a mansion in Coniston and insisted on being buried at the village's church.
Coniston Hall is a National Trust property – one of several in the area. The hall is a Grade II listed building and unfortunately not open to the public. You can however take the scenic walk from the grounds to Tarn Hows.
If you want more advice on the area, visit the Coniston Tourist Information Centre. Volunteers run the centre seven days a week, all year round.
Overlooking the village, The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Lake District. With well-marked routes to the summit, the fell is often the first place walkers and hikers visit.
Nearby Coniston Water is the Lake District's third-largest lake. It's where Donald Campbell attempted to break the water speed record in Bluebird K7 during the 1950s.
The lake is five miles long and half a mile wide, ideal for boating. Hire a motor boat if you don't fancy rowing. You can also hire out kayaks and canoes, rowing boats and sailing boats. Bicycles are available if you fancy going around the outside instead.
One other way to experience the lake is with a trip on the fully restored, luxury Steam Yacht Gondola, another attraction owned by the National Trust. It runs from March until October, and has open-air decks with incredible views.
Places to eat
Coniston's many cafés offer snacks and hot drinks, ideal after a day spent hill-climbing and exploring. The Green Housekeeper runs a supper club on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The village also has the Our Plaice fish and chip shop, with sit-down dining.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Coniston
What are the best hotels to stay in Coniston?The best hotels to stay in Coniston are The Crown Inn and Monk Coniston.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Coniston?The Crown Inn in Coniston offers one night in a double room at the price of £110.
What hotels are in the central Coniston neighborhood?The Crown Inn and Monk Coniston are located in the central neighborhood of Coniston.
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