Known for its friendly, relaxed ‘home from home’ feel, Coniston Waterhead Hotel in Coniston makes the perfect
Lake District retreat. Guests can relax in the comfortable lounge bar and enjoy the view across the hotel lawns down to Coniston Water and beyond. The hotel’s restaurant looks out onto magnificent mountain scenery and offers excellent local cuisine.
Situated alongside Coniston Water, with lawns running down to the lakeshore, Coniston Waterhead has been a hotel for over 100 years.
In its early days, Coniston Waterhead frequently welcomed the illustrious Victorian artist and social critic, John Ruskin, as a guest. Ruskin’s home, Brantwood, lies just across the water and many of his visitors, including Charles Darwin, would stay as guests at the hotel. During the Second World War the hotel became a school for evacuees, Sir Robin Day being amongst its pupils.
The village of Coniston enjoys a long association with many notable literary figures. Tennyson spent his honeymoon here, Turner painted the mountain scenery, Arthur Ransome used Coniston Water as the setting for Swallows and Amazons and Donald Campbell died whilst attempting to break his world water speed record.
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Waterhead Hotel – The Lake District
Old Hawkshead Road
Telephone number: 01539441244
Email address: [email protected]
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