10 days in England Itinerary

10 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England attractions planner
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Castleton
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York
— 1 night
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Ambleside
— 7 nights
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Gloucester
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Castleton — 1 night

Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. On the 3rd (Tue), get your bearings at Castleton Visitor Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Pavilion Gardens, then explore the fascinating underground world of Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, and finally surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Castleton online trip itinerary maker.

Stevenage to Castleton is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In August in Castleton, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to York.
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York — 1 night

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 4th (Wed), get in on the family fun at York Maze.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our York driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Castleton to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in York can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 7 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Family-friendly places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction will thrill your kids. Explore Ambleside's surroundings by going to Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow), South Lakes Safari Zoo (in Lindal-in-Furness) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). And it doesn't end there: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, stroll through Loughrigg Fell, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and examine the collection at The Puzzling Place.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ambleside trip planner.

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gloucester.
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Gloucester

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Innocents Church.

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You can drive from Ambleside to Gloucester in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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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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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.
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