Coniston is situated in Cumbria and is a popular stopping point for those who wish to visit the Lakes District. Many visitors to the area enjoy hill walking and rock climbing in addition to visiting the lakes area. Dow Crag is one of the most popular spots for rock climbing. It is located about three miles from Coniston. Visitors will find the area is easy to reach and also provides easy access to attractions in the surrounding area. There are ample shops and eateries located in Coniston as well as the local vicinity. In addition, there is plenty of accommodation in the Coniston area.
This village is called Coniston and it is located with the area of Furness in Cumbria. The village is located within the national park, which forms the Lake District in the south of the area. The village is also located between Old Man of Coniston and Coniston Water.
The village of Coniston was once within the area of Lancashire. From 1889 to 1974 Coniston formed part of the administrative area of Lancashire County.
It is located at the top of Coniston Water. Coniston Water is the third biggest lake within Lake District.
The village of Coniston has grown as a farming community and also as a mining village for both slate and copper. The village grew dramatically as a tourism location during the Victorian times and this was partly due to construction of the railway. The railway first opened for use in 1859.
In 1871 John Ruskin who was a famous social critic and poet also stayed within the village. He purchased the Brantwood mansion that is located on the banks of Coniston Water. Prior to his death he turned down the option to be buried at Westminster Abbey and he is in fact buried within the St Andrews churchyard in Coniston.
In 1901 Ruskin Museum was established and it was done both as a sort of memorial to Ruskin and also as a museum of the local area. The museum covers the heritage and the history that is connected with the Lake District and Coniston Water.
The village of Coniston is very popular with hill walkers and also rock climbers. There are a vast number of spectacular walks that can be done within this area.