5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
train:  4​h 15​min
1
Ambleside
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Oswald's Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ambleside tour planner .

London to Ambleside is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Ambleside

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grasmere
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Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Ambleside Waterhead ©
Ambleside Waterhead
St. Oswald's Church ©
St. Oswald's Church

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Hawkshead Brewery (in Staveley), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Durham (Crook Hall & Gardens, Durham Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, shake up your sightseeing with Crags Adventures, have some family-friendly fun at Treetop Trek, and examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere travel route planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to Windermere in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Keswick, Durham, Hawkshead Brewery, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

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