3 days in Reading & Lake District Itinerary

3 days in Reading & Lake District Itinerary

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Reading
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Bowness-on-Windermere
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Reading — 1 night

Reading is a large, historically important town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town. On the 14th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, and then step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Christchurch Meadows, then find something for the whole family at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Thorpe Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reading day trip planning tool.

London to Reading is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Bowness-on-Windermere — 1 night

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bowness-on-Windermere travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Reading to Bowness-on-Windermere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums
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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.
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