About Us at The Coniston Inn

A picturesque retreat beside Coniston Water in the Lake District

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Our story

The Coniston Inn has been a hotel for over 100 years and in its early days, the hotel welcomed many an illustrious guest, including Victorian artist and social critic, John Ruskin. Ruskin’s home, Brantwood, lies just across the water and many of his visitors, including Charles Darwin, would stay as guests at the hotel.

Brantwood, Coniston

Coniston village enjoys a long association with many notable literary figures. Tennyson spent his honeymoon here, Turner painted the mountain scenery, and the author Arthur Ransome used Coniston Water as the setting for his famous ‘Swallows and Amazons’ series of books.

The Coniston Inn is a popular base for walkers and climbers scaling The Old Man of Coniston. One of the Wainwright Fells, reaching its summit is a true bucket list experience. Kick back and relax with us after a long day of exploring at one of the newest places to stay in Coniston village.