10 days in Lake District Itinerary

10 days in Lake District Itinerary

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10 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Penrith
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Quayside and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keld Chapel, then stop by Chestnut House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, and finally browse the different shops at The Rheged Centre.

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Glasgow to Penrith is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Glasgow in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Penrith. On the 24th (Wed), you're off toAmbleside.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Quayside, Durham Cathedral
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The Quayside ©
The Quayside
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre ©
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

4
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. For shopping fun, head to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop or The Fitzwilliam Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Muncaster Castle and Seascale Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Silecroft Beach (in Silecroft). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell, browse the exhibits of Old Courthouse Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, and admire the natural beauty at Rydal Mount & Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ambleside tour planning app .

Drive from Penrith to Ambleside in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Grasmere, Tarn Hows, Silecroft Beach, Jesus Church, Seascale Beach
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, then tee off at Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appleby Brewery, and finally look for gifts at The Toffee Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lowther Castle and Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Shap Abbey.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Penrith takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Keswick
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Lowther Castle and Gardens ©
Lowther Castle and Gardens
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

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