4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

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4 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
train:  3​h
1
Penrith
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Coniston
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  4​h 15​min
End: London

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Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): have fun at Rookin House Activity Centre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Penrith attractions planning website .

London to Penrith is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Penrith are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coniston.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rookin House Activity Centre, Ullswater
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Ullswater ©
Ullswater

3
nights
Coniston

Coniston ©
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Escape the urban bustle at Helm Crag and Alpacaly Ever After. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Haverigg Beach. Go for a jaunt from Coniston to Grange-over-Sands to see Cartmel Racecourse about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, and trek along Scafell Pike Mountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coniston route planner .

You can drive from Penrith to Coniston in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coniston

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Millom, Grasmere, Alpacaly Ever After, Scafell Pike Mountain, Cartmel Racecourse
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Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Scafell Pike Mountain ©
Scafell Pike Mountain
Climbing Tours

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