3 days in Peterborough & Lake District Itinerary

3 days in Peterborough & Lake District Itinerary

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3 days in Peterborough & Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h
1
Peterborough
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Portinscale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Windermere
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
End: London

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Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 183,631 in 2011. On the 21st (Sat), have some family-friendly fun at Jet Sim School, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterborough Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Railworld Wildlife Haven, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Peterborough planning app .

London to Peterborough is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September in Peterborough, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Peterborough

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife
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Jet Sim School ©
Jet Sim School
Peterborough Cathedral ©
Peterborough Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): hike along Alpacaly Ever After, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, then explore the activities along Derwentwater, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Latrigg.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portinscale trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Peterborough to Portinscale takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Keswick
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Latrigg
Latrigg

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Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and finally explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Windermere vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruskin Museum
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Ruskin Museum ©
Ruskin Museum

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