7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

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7 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ravenglass
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penrith: The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite), Sizergh Castle (in Kendal) and Buttermere (in Buttermere). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, and examine the collection at The Puzzling Place.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Penrith trip planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne to Penrith is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Sizergh Castle, The Lakes Distillery, Buttermere Lake
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and The World of Beatrix Potter (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip planner.

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ravenglass.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grasmere, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Lakeland Motor Museum, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
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Climbing Tours
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

1
night
Ravenglass

Ravenglass ©
Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Roman Bath-house and then admire the natural beauty at Muncaster Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ravenglass driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Ravenglass takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravenglass

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Roman Bath-house ©
Roman Bath-house

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