4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Windermere
— 1 night
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Penrith
— 2 nights
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Windermere

— 1 night
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, then explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally surround yourself with nature on Lake District Sheepdog Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Windermere trip maker website.

London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Penrith

— 2 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Penrith trip planning tool.

You can drive from Windermere to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.