8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Ravenglass
— 1 night
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Penrith
— 3 nights
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Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Loughrigg Fell and Townend. Explore hidden gems such as Old Man of Coniston and Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Jesus Church (in Troutbeck). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Beatrix Potter Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Coniston Water, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere trip builder website.

Norwich to Windermere is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Ravenglass.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Ravenglass

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Hardknott Roman Fort, pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine's Chruch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seascale Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Muncaster Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ravenglass travel route planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Ravenglass in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Ravenglass

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alpacaly Ever After and Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre. Aira Force Waterfall and Long Meg and her Daughters are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Penrith with a short trip to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum in Threlkeld, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Derwentwater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, and relax and float downstream with Keswick Extreme Outdoor Activities.

Plan trip to Penrith with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Ravenglass to Penrith in 1.5 hours. September in Penrith sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.