5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Portinscale
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Portinscale

— 2 nights
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum and The Puzzling Place. Do some cultural sightseeing at Keswick Museum and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Hope Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, and relax and float downstream with Keswick Extreme Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portinscale trip planner.

London to Portinscale is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Portinscale are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Portinscale

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School, see the interesting displays at Beatrix Potter Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oswald's Church, then steep yourself in history at Rydal Mount & Gardens, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Windermere driving holiday website.

Drive from Portinscale to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.