Old Man of Coniston (Cumbria)
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- Brantwood offers a fascinating insight into the world of John Ruskin who spent the last 28 years of his life at Coniston. The house retains the character of its famous resident with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin’s personal treasures. With its many contemporary exhibitions, concerts, courses and special events, together with its education work in the wider community, Brantwood continues in the Ruskin tradition today. Although you can access Brantwood by road you can also experience arriving at the jetty via a launch on the lake.
- Coniston Water is the third largest lake in the English Lake District, Cumbria. The lake is five miles long by half a mile wide, has a maximum depth of 184 feet, and covers an area of 1.89 square miles. The lake has an elevation of 143 feet above sea level and it drains to the sea via the River Crake. There are boat hire and sailing centres on Coniston Water so you can experience your own ‘Swallows and Amazons’ as this is where Arthur Ransome based his book.
- Hardknott Roman Fort ruins is square with rounded corners, 114 metres long externally, or 105 metres internally, the rampart wall being about 1.7 metres thick with ditches adding to the total width of the rampart. The low walls of the fort were “restored” some years ago, a slate course showing the height of the walls before their rebuilding. The outer wall has four gates, at the centre of each side, and lookout towers at each corner. Within the walls are the remaining outlines of three buildings: a granary, a garrison headquarter building and a house for the garrison commander. In addition to these stone buildings, timber structures would have housed barracks for the legionaries. Outside the square of the fort is the remains of the bath house (which has a rare circular sudatorium), and the levelled parade ground, which is considered to be the finest surviving example in the Western Empire. Article taken from wikipedia.
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