11 days in Lake District Itinerary

11 days in Lake District Itinerary

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11 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
train:  3​h
1
Penrith
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ravenglass
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Windermere
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, and see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Penrith trip planner.

London to Penrith is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from London in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Penrith, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ravenglass.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, The Lakes Distillery, Alpacaly Ever After, Easedale Tarn
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

1
night
Ravenglass

Ravenglass ©
Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Muncaster Castle, then examine the collection at Roman Bath-house, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seascale Beach.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ravenglass online attractions planner .

Drive from Penrith to Ravenglass in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Ravenglass

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Seascale Beach
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Roman Bath-house ©
Roman Bath-house
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach

5
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Jesus Church (in Troutbeck). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, push the limits with an extreme tour, make a trip to Lake Grasmere, and take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere trip planner.

Getting from Ravenglass to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grasmere, Ambleside, Coniston, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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