8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Cartmel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Keswick
— 5 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Cartmel

Cartmel ©
Cartmel is a village in Cumbria, England, 2.2mi north-west of Grange-over-Sands and close to the River Eea. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): try your luck at Cartmel Racecourse, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartmel Priory, then admire the striking features of Levens Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Hawkshead Brewery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cartmel sightseeing planner .

Valletta, Malta to Cartmel is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Keswick.

Things to do in Cartmel

Historic Sites Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kendal, Grange-over-Sands, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Cartmel Priory ©
Cartmel Priory
Hawkshead Brewery ©
Hawkshead Brewery

5
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Visit Muncaster Castle and Castlerigg Stone Circle for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at George Fisher Ltd and Friars. Get out of town with these interesting Keswick side-trips: Windermere (Lakeland, Orrest Head, & more) and Tarn Hows (in Coniston). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, look for gifts at Old Bank House Chocolate, and contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Keswick itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Cartmel to Keswick in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Keswick are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Windermere, Ambleside, Aira Force Waterfall, Muncaster Castle, Jennings Brewery
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall

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