10 days in Lake District Itinerary

10 days in Lake District Itinerary

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10 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Train:  9​h
1
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Penrith
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Do some cultural sightseeing at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and Heaton Cooper Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Yew Tree Barn (in Low Newton) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: get your bearings at Brockhole on Windermere, get great views at Orrest Head, explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Graythwaite Hall Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Windermere route planning tool .

Valletta, Malta to Windermere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Valletta to Windermere, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grasmere, Grange-over-Sands, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Hawkshead Brewery
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd

5
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Family-friendly places like Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest and The Rheged Centre will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Aira Force Waterfall and Sizergh Castle. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Holy Trinity Church (in Grange-in-Borrowdale), The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Riverside Golf Club (in Ravenstonedale). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Orton Farmers' Market, view the masterpieces at Gallery Artemis, look for gifts at Kennedys Fine Chocolates, and pause for some serene contemplation at Keld Chapel.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Penrith day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Windermere to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Penrith are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Orton, Sizergh Castle, Holy Trinity Church
Highlights from your plan
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

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