16 days in Lake District & Blackpool Itinerary

16 days in Lake District & Blackpool Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England travel route planner

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Penrith
— 4 nights
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Seascale
— 1 night
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Barrow-in-Furness
— 4 nights
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Blackpool
— 6 nights
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Penrith

— 4 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Get outdoors at Aira Force Waterfall and Helm Crag. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castlerigg Stone Circle and Orrest Head. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Holy Trinity Church (in Grange-in-Borrowdale), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Brant Fell Above the Bustle & Mountain Massage Co.). The adventure continues: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, view the masterpieces at Thornthwaite Galleries, and look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith route app.

Manchester to Penrith is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In November, daytime highs in Penrith are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seascale.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Seascale

— 1 night
Seascale is a village and civil parish on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria in north-west England.HistoryThe place-name indicates that it was inhabited by Norse settlers, probably before 1000 AD. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Catherine's Chruch, explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle, and then kick back and relax at Seascale Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seascale travel planning app.

You can drive from Penrith to Seascale in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barrow-in-Furness.

Things to do in Seascale

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Barrow-in-Furness

— 4 nights
Barrow-in-Furness is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. Popular historic sites such as Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Predator Experience and Earnse Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Barrow-in-Furness: Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite), Lake Windermere (in Windermere) and Silecroft Beach (in Silecroft). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Fitzwilliam Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at La Vita Spa - Brockwood Hall Resort & Spa.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barrow-in-Furness tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seascale to Barrow-in-Furness in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Barrow-in-Furness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Blackpool

— 6 nights

Seaside Resort that Never Sleeps

Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
You'll get in some beach time at Kinmel Dunes Local Nature Reserve and St. Anne's Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Chester Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Blackpool side-trips: Angel Bay (in Penrhyn Bay), Castleton (Peak Mountaineering & Peak Cavern) and Chatsworth House (in Bakewell). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, find something for the whole family at The Blackpool Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and make a trip to Strawberry Field.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Blackpool road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Barrow-in-Furness to Blackpool takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Blackpool can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Blackpool

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.