Steam Yacht Gondola Transport
The original steam yacht Gondola was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in her sumptuous, upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery.
Gondola is a re-built elegant coal - fired steam yacht providing the most wonderful, nostalgic sailing experience.
First launched in 1859, Gondola evokes the splendour and luxury of the Victorian era.
Not only can passengers enjoy the stunning backdrop provided by the Coniston Fells and its majestic lake, they can relax in the opulently upholstered saloons and marvel at the gentle gliding motion of this vessel which is indeed an experience in itself.
This graceful yacht is part and parcel of the history and heritage of Coniston and plies the lake every year between the months of April to October.
We operate a seven day service running from Coniston Pier to Brantwood jetty with round trips of approximately 45 minutes carrying up to 86 passengers on each trip.
In 2005, Sailings commence on Wednesday 23rd March until Monday 31st October.
All sailings are weather permitting. If the weather looks doubtful, please call 015394 41288 to check whether Gondola is sailing.
Round trip: Ticket prices and timetable on application and published locally. No reduction for NT members as Gondola is an enterprise and not held solely for preservation. Groups and private charters by prior arrangement; tel. In office hours. Discount vouchers available for Ruskin Museum, Brantwood House and Windermere Steamboat Museum. Gondola passengers can disembark at Brantwood House.
AddressPier Cottage, Coniston, Lancashire, LA21 8AJ
Opening timesApr - Oct (Scheduled timetable)
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