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:  3 h
1
Penrith
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Windermere
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
End: London

1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 23rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, then trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then trek along Alpacaly Ever After, and finally admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall.

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London to Penrith is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from London in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Hayes Garden World Ambleside.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere route planning site .

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grasmere, Tarn Hows, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting

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