7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Train
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Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Penrith
— 3 nights
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Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Windermere and Muncaster Castle. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Predator Experience (in Ayside), The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall (in Eskdale). There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, test your problem-solving skills at Cliffhanger Rooms, and examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

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London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Escape the urban bustle at Derwentwater and Aira Force Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, stroll through Hallin Fell, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and stop by The Keswick Cheese Deli.

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Traveling by car from Windermere to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Penrith sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.