8 days in Lake District & Kilgetty Itinerary

8 days in Lake District & Kilgetty Itinerary

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8 days in Lake District & Kilgetty Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 45​min
1
Kendal
— Few hours
train:  30​min
2
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Bassenthwaite
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Kilgetty
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: London


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Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and then examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kendal itinerary maker tool .

London to Kendal is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Penrith.

Things to do in Kendal

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere), Castle Crag (in Grange-in-Borrowdale) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, look for gifts at Sweet Treats, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and explore the activities along Ullswater.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Penrith visit planning site .

Penrith is just a stone's throw from Kendal. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bassenthwaite.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Ullswater, Alpacaly Ever After, Easedale Tarn, Buttermere Lake
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Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake

1
night
Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite ©
On the 8th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, explore the activities along Derwentwater, then sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, then examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Memorial Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bassenthwaite using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Bassenthwaite takes an hour. October in Bassenthwaite sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Bassenthwaite

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Windermere, explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, then get great views at Orrest Head, then stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lake Grasmere.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Windermere travel planner.

You can drive from Bassenthwaite to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kilgetty.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Grasmere, Ambleside
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©

1
night
Kilgetty

Kilgetty ©
Kilgetty is a village immediately north of Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire, Wales. On the 11th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Folly Farm.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilgetty travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Kilgetty takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilgetty

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Folly Farm
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Folly Farm ©
Folly Farm

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