8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Holyhead, Anglesey
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Holyhead, Anglesey

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Family-friendly places like Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest and KONG Adventure will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere) and Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Lake District Wildlife Park, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Penrith day trip planning site .

London to Penrith is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from London in June, plan for slightly colder days in Penrith, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Keswick, The Lake District Wildlife Park, Alpacaly Ever After, Easedale Tarn, Buttermere Lake
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Attractions like Treetop Trek and Brockhole on Windermere make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere), Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, and enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting.

Plan my day in Windermere using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coniston, Helvellyn, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Lakes Aquarium, Muncaster Castle
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

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