8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
train:  3​h
1
Penrith
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
End: London

4
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 The Lake District Wildlife Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, and go deep underground at Honister Slate Mine.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Penrith trip planner .

London to Penrith is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Penrith hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Sizergh Castle, Braithwaite General Store, The Lake District Wildlife Park, Alpacaly Ever After
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest ©
Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest
The Lake District Wildlife Park ©
The Lake District Wildlife Park

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Attractions like The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and Treetop Trek make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands (in Grange-over-Sands) and Old Hall Farm (in Bouth). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lakes Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and get great views at Orrest Head.

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Traveling by car from Penrith to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Lakeland Motor Museum, Old Hall Farm, Lakes Aquarium
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Lakes Aquarium ©
Lakes Aquarium

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