Steam Yacht Gondola
Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston

Steam Yacht Gondola

The Steam Yacht Gondola is a restored, Victorian passenger vessel on Coniston Water. It came to be in 1859 and its original purpose was to carry passengers between the Coniston and Furness railways.

Over time the Steam Yacht Gondola turned into a houseboat, and then became derelict. The National Trust restored the yacht and now run it as a leisure attraction for locals and visitors to the area.

The Steam Yacht Gondola welcomes families and dogs and makes for a wonderful afternoon outing.

There are three timetables that you can choose from, with the first being the Gondola Cruise – North Lake. This journey will bring you around the northern end of Coniston Water. During the journey, you can get off and explore Brantwood or picnic at Monk Coniston.

Alternatively, choose the Coniston Cruise – South Lake timetable for an hour-long cruise around the southern end of the lake. A major stop on this journey is Parkamoor jetty, where you can enjoy a picnic.

If you’re after a longer experience on the water, be sure to embark on the Steam Yacht Gondola’s Full Lake Cruise. You’ll get the chance to stop at all the previously mentioned stops. You’ll also learn about John Ruskin and Daniel Campbell CBE; famed members of Coniston village.

Come and unwind on the Steam Yacht Gondola…

Image Credits: Peter TrimmingCC BY-SA 2.0

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