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We were visiting Coniston for a short while, then saw that the Gondola was about to leave. It was the full two hour trip round the lake, with the captain telling is many points of interest as we sailed. There was an offer for anyone...More
Whilst driving through the Lake District we decided to stop off at Coniston. It was a very busy day as it was the first day of yhe Power boat week. During the power boats lunch break we took a trip on the Steam Yacht Gondola....More
You can't come to the Lakes without having a boat trip. Fantastic trip on the steam gondola. Lake Coniston is steeped in history. From Swallows and Amazon's to Donald Campbell. To see the landmarks was very interesting. It was very cold out there today so...More
This is the "boat trip" to do in the Lake District. Coniston is beautiful and unspoilt. It has atmosphere, legend and stories that you learn on the cruise. The Gondola itself is an amazing experience, smooth, almost silent and elegant. The staff on board are...More
...so the Leaflet about the Steam Gondola says and you can be certain of a warm welcome! It also describes the gondola as the ultimate pleasure steamer and it's hard to imagine anything better. Operated by the National Trust, it's one of the few NT...More
Owned and operated the National Trust this boat has been lovingly restored to its former glory.
It is a sheer delight to travel in - the two cylinder engine is very unusual and provides plenty of power to propel the vessel almost silently through the...More
Highly recommend a trip on this beautifully restored Steam Gondola. Rarely do you get to travel in such peace without doing all the hard work! Such lovely, friendly staff.
The circular walk from Monk Coniston to Tarn Hows is worth the effort. We did it...More
To begin with we thought this a little expensive but not at all. Very good value. Informative, relaxing and very pleasant crew. Would repeat the experience readily.
Toilet facilities might be improved.
We were looking forward to this and we weren't disappointed. Wonderful from start to finish. Very friendly people with lots of information as we sailed around the lake. We only did the top of lake trip because of time but it was amazing.
A full lake tour I believe is £20.50 per person less 10% for national trust members. Head of the lake only is £11 less the 10%. Sorry cannot help with the timing once you get off part way round. It is best to pre book.