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Best things to do in Coniston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“Fantastic food. Bring your own alcohol. You’ll need to book in advance but it’s well worth it. Best place to eat in Coniston. ”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“The Black Bull is a very popular pub in Coniston and is renowned for having its own ales. The pub is very cosy and the food is very good too. ”
8 locals recommend
Museum
“Small museum with exhibits relating to John Ruskin, the coppermines, slate, geology, lace, farming and Donald Campbell.”
4 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Recently opened in Coniston in 2016, Sara's Indian is a firm favourite with guests. You can eat in the restaurant and take your own alcohol, or you can order and collect a takeaway. ”
4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“One of three convenience stores in the village, the Co-Op is a very useful shop in the centre of the village and has a wide variety of food and essentials.”
3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Another pub in Coniston, right at the end of Ruskin Avenue! Traditional English pub with good menu (love the steak and ale pie!) and TV screens with football etc.. on - though not too intrusive as there are quiet areas in the pub also.”
2 locals recommend
Food
“Well situated (a 1 minute walk from Puddleduck), this lovely, friendly shop has everything you should need for your stay. The butchers at the back of the shop offer fantastic food - truly recommend the steak! You can buy everything from milk and bread to all normal household items.”
2 locals recommend
Store
“Coniston offers some really unique shops - and the fudge shop is definitely one to visit!”
2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Open during the day for lunches etc & open in the evening for suppers, take your own wine as no alcohol licence. 01539 441925”
2 locals recommend
Bar
1 local recommends
Locality
“Walkers heaven, paddle boarding, canoeing, sailing, you name it, it’s all on our doorstep. 20 minute drive.”
6 locals recommend
Travel Agency
1 local recommends
Lodging
“We love the Yewdale Inn - perfect for pub grub and a relaxing place to drink and socialise. The owner is very friendly and welcoming and therefore it's our favourite pub!”
1 local recommends
Gas Station
1 local recommends