6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

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6 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
train:  3​h
1
Penrith
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 4 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum and then stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, then explore the activities along Derwentwater, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Penrith trip planner .

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 June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, The Lakes Distillery
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Step out of the city life by going to Climbing Tours and Predator Experience. Get some cultural insight at Orrest Head and Tarn Hows. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere), Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and The World of Beatrix Potter (in Bowness-on-Windermere). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Unsworth’s Yard Brewery, and contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Windermere day trip 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 (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grange-over-Sands, Muncaster Castle, Lakeland Motor Museum, Hawkshead Brewery
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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