National Trust: Steam Yacht Gondola

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When: 27 Mar - 01 Nov 2013

Cost: £10.50 - £20.50

Opening hours: 11am-3:30pm

Website: Visit website

Festivals & Heritage

First launched in 1859 the original Gondola was built for the steamer service carrying passengers from the Furness Railway. In 1936 she was retired and used as a houseboat. Abandoned as a derelict in the 60s, she was restored with a new hull, engine, and boiler. Now passengers have the chance to sail in the luxurious saloons and take in the gorgeous scenery of Coniston.

Gondola is credited with inspiring Captain Flint's houseboat in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons. And visitors can travel to Monk Coniston jetty at the north of the lake, then walk through Monk Coniston garden and on to Tarn Hows. They can also disembark at Brantwood and visit the home of the eminent Victorian John Ruskin.

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Venue address

Steam Yacht Gondola
Coniston Pier, Coniston, LA21 8AN

Venue contact details

Tel: 01539 432733



A593 from Ambleside. Coniston Pier is at end of Lake Road, turn immediately left after petrol station if travelling south from centre of Coniston village.


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