16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Cardiff
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Castle Combe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Nottingham
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Glasgow

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): Head underground at Lacy's Caves, admire the natural beauty at Hutton in the Forest, then look for gifts at Chestnut House, then steep yourself in history at Dalemain, and finally steep yourself in history at Shap Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Penrith Museum, delve into the distant past at Brougham Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Red Barn Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Cumbrian Adventures.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Penrith holiday planner.

Glasgow to Penrith is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glasgow in August since evenings lows in Penrith dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Brougham Castle
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Hutton in the Forest ©
Hutton in the Forest
Brougham Castle ©
Brougham Castle
Lacy's Caves ©
Lacy's Caves

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore by horseback at Lakeland Pony Trek, then make a trip to High Street, and then have some family-friendly fun at Treetop Nets. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Ambleside Climbing Wall and then relax in the rural setting at Docker Park Farm.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere trip planner .

Drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Windermere

Fun & Games Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ambleside Climbing Wall, Docker Park Farm
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Ambleside Climbing Wall ©
Ambleside Climbing Wall
Docker Park Farm ©
Docker Park Farm
Lakeland Pony Trek ©
Lakeland Pony Trek

3
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then have some family-friendly fun at ImmotionVR. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then kick back and relax at Kilve Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cardiff visit planner .

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cardiff takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Cardiff

Tours Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kilve Beach
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Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Kilve Beach ©
Kilve Beach
ImmotionVR ©
ImmotionVR

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 10th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Bath City Farm, step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, then walk around Alexandra Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Great Pulteney Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): head outdoors with Two Tunnels Greenway, engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sydney Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bath online trip planner .

Drive from Penrith to Bath in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Outdoors Childrens Museums
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Sydney Gardens ©
Sydney Gardens
Herschel Museum of Astronomy ©
Herschel Museum of Astronomy
Bath City Farm ©
Bath City Farm

2
nights
Castle Combe

Castle Combe ©
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyriac's Church, then bet on your favorite at Castle Combe Circuit, then steep yourself in history at Chavenage House, and finally admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Church. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Wadworth Brewery, contemplate the long history of West Kennet Long Barrow, and then tee off at Manor House Golf Club.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Castle Combe holiday planner .

Castle Combe is just a stone's throw from Bath. In August in Castle Combe, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Nottingham.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

West Kennet Long Barrow, Chavenage House, Wadworth Brewery, St Cyriac's Church
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
West Kennet Long Barrow ©
West Kennet Long Barrow
St Cyriac's Church ©
St Cyriac's Church

4
nights
Nottingham

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flip Out Manchester and The City Ground. Family-friendly places like White Post Farm and Green's Windmill will thrill your kids. When in Nottingham, make a side trip to see Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends in Doncaster, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: have fun at Eden Softplay, relax in the rural setting at Stonebridge City Farm, see the interesting displays at Framework Knitters' Museum, and let little ones run wild at Woodthorpe Grange Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nottingham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Castle Combe to Nottingham takes 3 hours. In August in Nottingham, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nottingham

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

White Post Farm, Flip Out Manchester, Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends
Highlights from your plan
Eden Softplay ©
Eden Softplay
White Post Farm ©
White Post Farm
Green's Windmill ©
Green's Windmill

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