6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

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6 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Glenridding
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Bassenthwaite
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Bristol


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1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. You've now added The Beehive Inn to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Shap Abbey, then take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force, and then join in the after-dark buzz at The Beehive Inn.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Penrith trip planning site .

Bristol to Penrith is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Penrith, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glenridding.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Nightlife Golf

Side Trip

Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Shap Abbey ©
Shap Abbey

1
night
Glenridding

Glenridding
Glenridding is a village at the southern end of Ullswater, in the English Lake District. To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glenridding tour itinerary app .

Glenridding is very close to Penrith. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bassenthwaite.

Things to do in Glenridding

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Helvellyn, Watendlath, Helm Crag
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Watendlath ©
Watendlath

1
night
Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stop by Cockermouth Sweetie Shop, admire the landmark architecture of Wordsworth House and Garden, sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, then explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bassenthwaite trip planner .

You can drive from Glenridding to Bassenthwaite in an hour. In September in Bassenthwaite, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Bassenthwaite

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cockermouth, Keswick
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The Lakes Distillery ©
The Lakes Distillery
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and finally explore the activities along Lake Windermere. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, then stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Hawkshead Brewery.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Windermere holiday tool .

You can drive from Bassenthwaite to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ambleside, Hawkshead Brewery, Tarn Hows, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
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Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows

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