4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Penrith
— 1 night
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 11th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, and then stroll around Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, explore the activities along Derwentwater, then take some stellar pictures from Alpacaly Ever After, and finally stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Penrith planning site.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, then view the masterpieces at Cookhouse Gallery, then get great views at Orrest Head, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Waterhead Pier. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Windermere online tour planner.

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

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.