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There’s a lot to do when visiting at YHA Consiton Holly How. Whether you’re a water sports or cycling fanatic, there's something for everyone, including numerous mountain biking trails. Close to the village and Coniston Water, this Lakeland house is close to many outstanding walks. The hostel is a Mountain Leader Training and Assessment base and a is popular venue for school trips - ideal for all kinds of outdoor activity getaways.

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3 Star Hostel
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Recommended for cyclists by VisitEngland
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Recommended for walkers
YHA Coniston Holly How
Holly How, Far End, CONISTON, Cumbria, LA21 8DD

About The area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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