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Gondola offers a different sailing experience in Lake District

In 1859, the original Gondola was launched, and the recent Gondola is an exact replica of the original which shows the luxurious lifestyle of the Victorian era. The luxurious upholstered salon allows passengers to view the Coniston Fells glide past the windows as the ship sails by. The gondola had a modern eco-fuel engine that allows it to sail softly and quietly on the water.

The Gondola may be a reconstruction of the original, but it is a part of the rich history of Coniston and the lakes. The Gondola is operational and Journeys can be made between April and October. For every day of the week, the Gondola crosses from Coniston Pier to Brantwood jetty holding up to 86 passengers on a trip lasting 45 minutes.

Gondola had her route extended to dock at Monk Coniston Jetty, in 2008, which is located at the north end of Coniston water. Passengers on a cruise will be able to walk on Tam Hows. Monk Coniston estate renowned for its arboretum and woodlands, one of the places that passengers will visit.

The other is Tran Hows, before passengers go back to Coniston village. Passengers will be able to see Pier Cottage, the home of Gondola and also the place where Donald Campbell, in the “Bluebird” tried to break the world record in the 50’s and 60’s.

You should call 015394 41288 to confirm if Gondola will be sailing whenever there is bad weather. Passengers can take a perfect Christmas trip with their families, at the Lakeside and also Haverthwaite Railway, found at the Southern end of the Lake. The railway is part of the Ulverston to Lakeside route which was used by Victorian passengers who would ride steamers from Bowness and Ambleside.

 

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