5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Millom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Glasgow

1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk and then explore the activities along Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, stop by The Cheese Delicatessen at Fond Ewe, then explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, and finally see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Penrith trip itinerary planner .

Glasgow to Penrith is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Glasgow in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Penrith. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Millom.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Buttermere Lake
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

1
night
Millom

Millom is a town and civil parish on the north shore of the estuary of the River Duddon around 7 miles north of Barrow-in-Furness in southwest Cumbria, England. On the 31st (Wed), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Millom Discovery Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haverigg Beach.

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Traveling by car from Penrith to Millom takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Millom

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Horseback Riding Tours
Haverigg Beach ©
Haverigg Beach
Millom Discovery Centre ©
Millom Discovery Centre

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ruskin Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, then steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, get great views at Orrest Head, explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and finally make a trip to Lake Grasmere.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Windermere trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Millom to Windermere takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ambleside, Lake Grasmere, Ruskin Museum, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

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