The Lake District Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Lake District - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere 8

Penrith 6

Keswick 5

Coniston 5

Kendal 4

Grasmere 3

Borrowdale 3

Ullswater 3

Rydal 2

Cockermouth 2

Hawkshead 2

Ambleside 2

Cartmel 2

Bassenthwaite Lake 1

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Brantwood

  • House/Mansion/Villa

On the eastern shore of Coniston Water, Brantwood was the cherished home of John Ruskin (1819–1900), the noted Victorian artist, writer,...

Coniston Boating Centre

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

The National Trust's restored Victorian steam yacht and the slightly more utilitarian Coniston Launch both leave from the town's spruced...

Coniston Water

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

The lake came to prominence in the 1930s when Arthur Ransome made it the setting for Swallows and Amazons, one of a series of novels...

Monk Coniston Estate

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Two miles north of Coniston on the A593, just past Beatrix Potter's beautifully situated Yew Tree Farm, is a small National Trust car...

Ruskin Museum

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This repository of fascinating and thought-provoking manuscripts, personal items, and watercolors by John Ruskin illuminates his thinking...

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