8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Windermere
— 3 nights
2
Penrith
— 4 nights

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Windermere and Old Man of Coniston. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Venture out of the city with trips to Earnse Bay (in Barrow-in-Furness), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Silecroft Beach (in Silecroft). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, bet on a winner at Cartmel Racecourse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Loughrigg Fell, and stop by Old Bank House Chocolate.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere trip itinerary maker app.

London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grange-over-Sands, Coniston, Earnse Bay, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Silecroft Beach ©
Silecroft Beach
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Your inner history buff will appreciate Aira Force Waterfall and Keld Chapel. Get in touch with nature at Derwentwater and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Sizergh Castle (in Kendal), The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, steep yourself in history at Shap Abbey, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

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

Traveling by car from Windermere to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Penrith sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Sizergh Castle, Castle Crag, The Lakes Distillery, Alpacaly Ever After
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall

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