8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train:  3 h 45 min
1
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Penrith
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
End: London

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Cartmel Racecourse (in Grange-over-Sands), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Man of Coniston, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere route site.

London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston, Heaton Cooper Studio, Old Man of Coniston
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction ©
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Memorial Gardens (in Cockermouth) and Holy Trinity Church (in Grange-in-Borrowdale). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, walk around Fitz Park, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Penrith itinerary planner.

Drive from Windermere to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Penrith, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, Braithwaite General Store, Memorial Gardens, Holy Trinity Church
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

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