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Visit Brantwood car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s a real adventure to visit Brantwood car-free.

Bus 505 runs a few times per day from Windermere train station to Coniston (about 55 mins), via Brockhole (55 mins), Ambleside (40 mins) and Hawkshead (20 mins). Bus X12 also runs from Ulverston (35 mins).

Then jump on the Coniston Launch or SY Gondola, crossing the Coniston Waters directly to Brantwood (30 mins).

There are direct trains to Windermere from: Manchester (110 mins), Preston (55 mins), Lancaster (35 mins), Oxenholme (20 mins) and Kendal (15 mins). There are connections from London, Glasgow, Carlisle and all cities in the North of England.

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About Brantwood

Herbaceous gardens, ferns unfurling, mountains in magnitude.
Brantwood gardens and estate, inspired by John Ruskin, offers spectacular views over Coniston lake.

For any queries about visiting contact Brantwood on 015394 41396 or

Address: The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD. Visit Website