6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Penrith
— 3 nights
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Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Oswald's Church, and see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Windermere trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, stop by Alternative, and examine the collection at The Puzzling Place.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Penrith holiday builder site.

Drive from Windermere to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites · Parks · 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.