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Coniston Holly How Youth Hostel

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Located at the foot of the Coniston mountains, we are the ideal base for action and adventure. Whether it's walking, climbing, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing, sailing or gorge scrambling - we have it all on the doorstep!

Or if you fancy taking it easy, you can relax with a cruise on Coniston Water, tuck into tasty cakes at the Brantwood cafe, and wander round the Ruskin Museum, soon to be home to Donald Campbell's restored powerboat Bluebird.

At the end of the day, relax with a local beer in our bar or on the terrace, and enjoy one of our hearty meals.

Camping is in the Victorian grounds, overlooked by a grand 150 year-old monkey puzzle tree. Plese check with the youth hostel for availability as during school term time we may be unable to offer camping.

This site is a member of YHA group.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed



Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home


Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Tiny (1-10 pitches)


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  • Far End, Coniston, Cumbria, England, LA21 8DD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.3731°N 3.0752°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street — 6.0 miles
Grasmere Coach Stop — 6.1 miles
Windermere: Rail Station Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Train stations
Windermere Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Foxfield Rail Station — 9.7 miles
Staveley Rail Station — 10.4 miles
Ferry ports
Waterhead Hotel (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 0.7 miles
Coniston Ferry Landing — 0.7 miles
Monk Coniston Ferry Landing — 0.8 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 66.9 miles


How do you get to this Youth Hostel:
1/4m N of Coniston, off A593 to Ambleside.

Bus information:
Buses to Windermere (505) and Ulverston (X12/512) from outside Church in centre of village (1/4 mile)

Train information:
Nearest stations Windermere (13 miles) or Ulverston (14 miles), both reachable by bus

National Express:
Ambleside (on London - Whitehaven route)

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Limitless walking and mountain biking options
Family friendly low level walks and rides
Brantwood - home of John Ruskin
Coniston Launch
National Trust steam "Gondola"
Coniston Boating Centre
Ruskin Museum
Crook Farm horse riding
Spoon Hall horse riding
Go Ape - Grizedale Forest
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Must see

  • Beatrix Potter Gallery (3.0 miles)
  • Hill Top (4.4 miles)
  • Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre (5.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Gondola' (0.7 miles)
  • Coniston and Tarn Hows (0.9 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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