11 days in Lake District Itinerary

11 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester, Train to Penrith
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Penrith
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ravenglass
— 1 night
Drive
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Windermere
— 5 nights
Train to Manchester, Fly to Valletta

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Penrith — 4 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Family-friendly places like Aira Force Waterfall and Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Sizergh Castle in Kendal (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides, explore the historical opulence of Lowther Castle and Gardens, and stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

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Valletta, Malta to Penrith is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Penrith. Traveling from Valletta in July, you will find days in Penrith are cooler (22°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ravenglass.
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Ravenglass — 1 night

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seascale Beach and then stroll through Muncaster Castle.

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Drive from Penrith to Ravenglass in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Windermere — 5 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Family-friendly places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Holehird Gardens will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction), Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal) and Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, and see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum.

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Traveling by car from Ravenglass to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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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