Current Opening times

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am until 4.00pm

From mid March 2018 we will be open everyday 10.30am until 5.00pm

For further information, please contact 015394 41396

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Arrive in style

For an extra special experience cruise arrangements can be made to or from Brantwood’s jetty.


Float back in time and enjoy Coniston Water as the wealthy Victorians once did, travelling in style in Gondola’s opulent saloons or relaxing on her open air decks and taking in the spectacular scenery. What better way to get to Brantwood.

Gondola has a luxurious ambience recreating the atmosphere of a bygone era. The interior of the boat is divided into two saloons reflecting Victorian trains from the Furness Railway: a first class saloon with luxuriously upholstered seating and a ‘third’ class saloon with a rich mahogany ceiling and leather upholstery.

See the national trust website for more details

Coniston Launch

The very best way to approach Brantwood is from the Lake, and the two launches provide an hourly northern cruise service from Coniston and an hourly yellow route cruise service to Brantwood. Discounted tickets are also available from the launches for entry to the house and gardens  – bookable online from the coniston launch website.

Directions To Brantwood

By Car – Exit the M6 at Junction 36. Join the A590 in the direction of Kendal. Exit at the Brettargh Holt junction. At the roundabout take the 1st exit signposted for Barrow-in-Furness. Continue to follow the signs for Barrow-in-Furness. At the Meathop roundabout take the second junction exit towards Barrow-in-Furness. At the next roundabout (junction with A592) take the first exit continuing on the A590. Turn right onto the A5902 signposted for Workington, Whitehaven. Turn right onto the A5084 signposted for Coniston. Turn right onto the A593 inTorver. Follow the signs for Brantwood from the village of Coniston.

By Bus – Take the 505 from Windermere or Ambleside to Coniston and catch either the Coniston Launch or SY Gondola to Brantwood.

By Boat – Both the Coniston Launch and SY Gondola call regularly at Brantwood’s jetty.

By Train – The nearest train stations are Windermere (trains to Oxenholme on the West Coast Main Line) and Ulverston.

By Bicycle or by Foot – Brantwood and it’s facilities make an ideal visiting point for cyclists and walkers.

Admission Prices

House & Garden:

Adult: £7.70
Child: Free (aged 5 – 16)
Student: £6.00
Infant/Junior School Groups: £1.20 ; Secondary School Groups: £5.25 (Free for adult helpers and teachers)


Adult: £5.35
Child: Free
Student: £4.30

Gift Aid your admission

House & Garden:

Adult: £8.60
Child: Free (aged 5 – 15, unless in school group)
Student: £6.60


Adult: £5.95
Child: Free (unless in school group)
Student: £4.75


Disabled Access

Brantwood has a number of services and facilities available for disabled visitors throughout both the house and some of the gardens.

To find out more about the about access throughout the house and gardens visit the Disabled Access page for full details.

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Group Booking

Group booking is available at Brantwood with a ‘meet and greet’ service on offer at arrival. Our restaurant can reserve seating of groups up to 20 people.

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School Visits

At Brantwood you can arrange a school group visit at just £3.00 per pupil and free for adult teachers and additional helpers.

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Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD Telephone: 015394 41396 Fax: 015394 41263