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Coniston Water

Once settled by the Vikings, Coniston in the south west of the Lake District has much to offer the visitor with the Coppermines Valley and The Old Man for walkers and Grizedale Forest has numerous marked tracks for the cyclist.

The Gondola, a Victorian Steam Yacht which cruises the lake calls at Brantwood during the summer, originating from Coniston where their is a New Museum to Ruskin.   

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The local brew is a Bluebird Bitter named after the boat in which Donald Campbell was killed trying to break the Water Speed Record. The boat was recently raised from the depths of the lake in preparation for a new attempt on the record in 2005.

Brantwood - John Ruskin's Home

Brantwood the Home of John Ruskin 1819 - 1900 can claim to be a past centre of International literary and artistic intellectuals with Tolstoy, Gandhi, Marcel Proust and Frank L. Wright having visited. For thirty years of his life Ruskin a Victorian Artist & Philosopher lived and worked around Coniston.

The House on the lake side is open all year to view with Ruskin's paintings and personal effects along with the gardens and Estate available for woodland walks.




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