Located on the shores of Coniston Water with sensation lake and fell views, this classic Lakeland slate building has recently undergone an exciting refurbishment.
If you’re looking for a place to escape the crowds whilst discovering the Lake District’s true beauty, The Coniston Inn is the place to stay. Formerly The Waterhead hotel, this inn’s stunning water’s edge location makes it the perfect base from which to explore the Lakes, with an abundance of attractions for visitor nearby, whether your interests lie in the many literary connections this area has to offer, or in outdoor pursuits.
Offering all-day dining in the stylish yet homely pub, you can enjoy pub classics, local Lakeland produce and culinary twists at this inn. On warmer days, venture outside for al fresco dining or a drink in the garden courtyard and take in the sweeping views down to Coniston Water, whilst surrounded by the Lake’s famous peaks.
The Coniston Inn has been a hotel for over 100 years and in its early days, the illustrious Victorian artist and social critic, John Ruskin was a regular customer. Ruskin’s home, Brantwood, lies just across the water and many of his visitors, including Charles Darwin, would stay as guests at the hotel.
The Coniston Inn is a popular base for outdoor enthusiast, in particular walkers and climbers who tackle The Old Man of Coniston. One of the Wainwright Fells, reaching its summit is a true bucket list experience.
Muddy boots, dogs and families are all always welcome at The Coniston Inn.
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*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
* All-day dining 7.30am – 9pm
Drinks 7.30am – 11pm (currently 10pm due to new regulations)
From the North: Leave the M6 at Junction 40, taking the A66 towards Keswick for 15 miles; before reaching Keswick turn left onto the B5322, signposted for Thirlmere. When you join the A591 continue on to Ambleside (via Grasmere). From Ambleside follow the signs for Coniston (A593) for 8 miles. Just before entering Coniston turn left down Shepherd’s Bridge Lane (signposted for Hawkshead). At the end of the lane turn left over the bridge, joining the B5285. The inn is about 500 yards down the road on the right.From the South: Take the M6 to Junction 36 and follow the signs for Kendal/Windermere (A591/A590) to a roundabout at the bottom of a hill. Take the second exit to Windermere and continue to Ambleside. As you enter Ambleside, at the traffic lights, take a left, following signs for Coniston (A593) for 8 miles. Just before entering Coniston turn left down Shepherd’s Bridge Lane (signposted for Hawkshead). At the end of the lane turn left over the bridge, joining the B5285). The inn is about 500 yards down the road on the right.
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