10 days in Lake District Itinerary

10 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District journey planner
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Penrith
— 3 nights
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Seascale
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Penrith — 3 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Escape the urban bustle at Aira Force Waterfall and Alpacaly Ever After. Step out of Penrith with an excursion to The Lakes Distillery in Bassenthwaite--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Penrith trip builder site.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Seascale.
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Seascale — 2 nights

Seascale is a village and civil parish on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria in north-west England.HistoryThe place-name indicates that it was inhabited by Norse settlers, probably before 1000 AD. It is derived from skali, meaning in Norse a wooden hut or shelter. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle and then stroll through Seascale Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haverigg Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silecroft Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seascale trip planning tool.

Getting from Penrith to Seascale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Windermere.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Windermere — 4 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Visiting Lake Windermere and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Earnse Bay (in Barrow-in-Furness), Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite) and Cartmel Racecourse (in Grange-over-Sands). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston, and steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Windermere road trip site.

Getting from Seascale to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.
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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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