4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

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4 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Windermere
1
Windermere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Windermere

1
night
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, then see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kendal Castle.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere route planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Durham Tees Valley Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport and Newcastle Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ambleside, Lakeland Motor Museum, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Kendal Castle
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

2
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and then sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, then take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force, then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and finally make a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth online day trip planner .

Drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Penrith, The Lakes Distillery
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall

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