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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Penrith
— 1 night
train:  3​h
End: London

2
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Predator Experience and The World of Beatrix Potter. Take a break from the city and head to South Lakes Safari Zoo and Silecroft Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grange-over-Sands: Windermere (Climbing Tours & Brockhole on Windermere) and Hawkshead Brewery (in Staveley).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grange-over-Sands road trip planning site .

London to Grange-over-Sands is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brockhole on Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Hawkshead Brewery, South Lakes Safari Zoo, Silecroft Beach
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
South Lakes Safari Zoo ©
South Lakes Safari Zoo
Silecroft Beach ©
Silecroft Beach

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. Get in touch with nature at Alpacaly Ever After and Catbells Lakeland Walk. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seascale Beach and Muncaster Castle. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and stop by Cockermouth Sweetie Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth vacation maker .

Getting from Grange-over-Sands to Cockermouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Keswick, Seascale Beach, Muncaster Castle, The Lakes Distillery, Alpacaly Ever After
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Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach

1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 10th (Sat), tee off at Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range, identify plant and animal life at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, then steep yourself in history at Dalemain, and finally admire the sheer force of Aira Force.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Penrith driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Cockermouth to Penrith in an hour. In August in Penrith, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range ©
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre ©
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

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