9 days in Lake District Itinerary

9 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Penrith
— 5 nights
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Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Grasmere (The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop & Wordsworth Daffodil Garden) and Bowness-on-Windermere (St Martin's Church, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, don't miss a visit to Latterbarrow, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and stroll through Tarn Hows.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Windermere online attractions planner.

London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere), Buttermere (St James’ Church & Buttermere Lake) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Derwentwater, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and pause for some serene contemplation at Keld Chapel.

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Getting from Windermere to Penrith by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Penrith are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · 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.