Facilities & access


  • Bluebird CafĂ©, Coniston Pier - local and fresh food served
  • Jumping Jennys tea-room (disembark at Brantwood jetty)
  • 'Gondola' souvenirs available on board
  • Parking - 50 yards (pay and display), at Coniston pier (not National Trust)
  • Public toilets at Coniston Pier (50 yards) and Monk Coniston jetty (150 yards)
  • No reduction for members as Gondola is an NT Enterprise
  • Groups and private charters by prior arrangement. Please email us at gondola.bookings@nationaltrust.org.uk
  • Discount vouchers available for Ruskin Museum and Brantwood House. Gondola passengers can disembark at Brantwood House

Family & children

  • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted
  • Well behaved dogs welcome on our outer decks


  • Parking - separate parking, 50 yards. Ramped gangway and steps to 'Gondola'
  • Boat - three steps to entrance with handrail
  • Adapted toilets - at Coniston Boating Centre
  • Grounds - steep path to Brantwood House (not National Trust) if disembarking at Brantwood jetty