5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Barrow-in-Furness
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Portinscale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kendal
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
day
Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness ©
Barrow-in-Furness is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Dock Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, then delve into the distant past at Furness Abbey, and finally stroll through Barrow Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barrow-in-Furness vacation planning tool .

Manchester to Barrow-in-Furness is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Barrow-in-Furness

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre
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Furness Abbey ©
Furness Abbey
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre ©
The Dock Museum ©
The Dock Museum

1
night
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, admire the striking features of Wordsworth House and Garden, get engrossed in the history at Keswick Museum, then contemplate the long history of Moot Hall - Keswick Information Centre, then go for a walk through Alpacaly Ever After, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Crag.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portinscale holiday planner.

You can drive from Barrow-in-Furness to Portinscale in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kendal.

Things to do in Portinscale

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cockermouth, Keswick, Castle Crag
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Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Wordsworth House and Garden ©
Wordsworth House and Garden
Keswick Museum ©
Keswick Museum

3
nights
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry and St. Oswald's Church. Get in touch with nature at Predator Experience and Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kendal: Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal), Brantwood (in Coniston) and Grasmere (Helm Crag, Lake Grasmere, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Townend, admire the striking features of Bridge House, and explore the historical opulence of Kendal Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kendal day trip planning app .

You can drive from Portinscale to Kendal in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Kendal

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grasmere, Ambleside, Lake District National Park Guided Walks, Townend, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
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Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Townend ©
Townend

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