Coniston Hotel, Skipton

Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4EA

A beautiful country estate with endless outdoor activities

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  • Vast country estate
  • Outdoor activities
  • Falconry centre
Coniston Hotel Overview
  • Parking
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Spa Treatments
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Friendly
  • Children Welcome
  • Room Service Available
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kids Clubs
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Conference Facilities
  • Civil Ceremonies
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Baby Sitting
  • Quad Biking
  • Rifle Range
  • Mountain Biking
  • Self-Catering Cottages
  • Views Across Yorkshire Dales

Wrapped inside the distinctive scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, The Coniston Hotel in Skipton sits within a staggeringly beautiful country estate. With 1,400 acres of lush countryside right on the doorstep, this is a totally magical setting for outdoor adventures and relaxing breaks.

Since the 1960s, The Coniston Estate has belonged to the Bannister family and stands on the banks of a glistening lake. The estate is made up of the historical Coniston Hall, Coniston Shooting Range, the hotel itself and the Falconry Centre, with a luxury spa due to open in autumn 2015.

There are endless activities available at The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate such as off roading, falconry, shooting, archery, cycling, walking and much more. The 24 acre lake is fully stocked with brown trout, perfect for fly fishing, and there is also a 1.5 mile stretch of the River Aire that is available. Guests can hire boats to take out onto the lake.

The interior of the hotel is equally as impressive as its surroundings, with sumptuous bedrooms that provide the utmost in comfort and excellent facilities. The Coniston Hotel in North Yorkshire also caters for families, and there are pet friendly rooms available for guests who want to bring their four legged friend along. Many of the rooms boast phenomenal views of either the lake, estate or countryside beyond. But what is really noticeable here is the peace and quiet that takes you away from everyday life, letting you completely escape.

Owing to its outstanding levels of hospitality, dining and bedrooms, The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate has racked up numerous awards and accolades, including ‘Best Large Hotel in Yorkshire’ from the White Rose Awards.

There are 71 bedrooms at The Coniston Hotel in Skipton as well as a restaurant, lounge and various meeting rooms, making it perfect for all occasions. Weddings at The Coniston have become a popular choice as it has one of the most romantic backdrops in the country and enough space to accommodate up to 120 guests for civil ceremonies.


Whatever your interests, you will find something you love with the award winning facilities at The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate. From weddings and corporate events, to off road experiences and falconry, the opportunities are endless.


There are two venues for dining at the hotel, each with its own style and charisma. Macleod’s Restaurant is elegant, bright and airy, with beamed ceiling and bar, where guests can enjoy faultless dishes from the A la Carte menu. Having been recently extended, the restaurant is also ideal for private dining with up to 60 guests.

Huntsman’s Lodge is a large open space with comfy chairs, bar and an open fire, which is the centrepiece of the room. The panoramas that can be seen from the window wall are just mind blowing, and you might even get to see one of the resident horses. The ha-ha wall allows for uninterrupted views and makes this a really special place to dine or enjoy a drink with friends.

Food at the Coniston Hotel is a real talking point, and with chefs who are passionate and creative, you can indulge in impressive dishes that have been lovingly prepared with local produce. The hotel is also frequently featured in food and drink programmes. Listen to Radio interviews with Gill Venning on The Food and Drink Show talking about open air dining at The Coniston.


With five meeting rooms, excellent facilities and acre upon acre of estate that plays host to a vast range of activities, The Coniston Hotel is a fantastic place for business meetings and team building events. Whether you want to motivate your colleagues with Segway, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting or rage buggies, you are sure to get the adrenalin pumping.

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