15 days in Lake District Itinerary

15 days in Lake District Itinerary

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15 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Penrith
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ravenglass
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Windermere
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Manchester

6
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere), Whinlatter Forest Park (in Braithwaite) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and have some family-friendly fun at Keswick Climbing Wall.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Penrith vacation planner.

Manchester to Penrith is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Penrith are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ravenglass.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Braithwaite, Rookin House Activity Centre, Alpacaly Ever After
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After

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 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Seascale Beach, then see the interesting displays at Roman Bath-house, and then step into the grandiose world of Muncaster Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravenglass journey planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Ravenglass takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Ravenglass

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & St Michael and All Angels Church) and Scafell Pike Mountain (in Seathwaite). There's still lots to do: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, and look for all kinds of wild species at Brockhole on Windermere.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere tour planner.

You can drive from Ravenglass to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coniston, Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Grasmere, Lake District
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

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