8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Grange-over-Sands
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Penrith
— 1 night
train:  3​h
End: London

3
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Predator Experience and The World of Beatrix Potter. Popular historic sites such as Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Sizergh Castle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grange-over-Sands: Jesus Church (in Troutbeck), Windermere (Climbing Tours, Brockhole on Windermere, & more) and Herdy (in Bowness-on-Windermere). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston.

Before you visit Grange-over-Sands, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London to Grange-over-Sands is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Windermere, Coniston, Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Newby Bridge Weir
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

3
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Visiting Muncaster Castle and Derwentwater will get you outdoors. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle and St James’ Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cockermouth: St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's much more to do: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, delve into the lush surroundings at Whinlatter Forest Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, and stop by Cockermouth Sweetie Shop.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth day trip planner.

Getting from Grange-over-Sands to Cockermouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, St Catherine's Chruch, Helvellyn, Muncaster Castle, Whinlatter Forest Park
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, identify plant and animal life at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keld Chapel, and finally admire the sheer force of Aira Force.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Penrith sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Cockermouth to Penrith in an hour. June in Penrith sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest ©
Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre ©
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

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