14 days in Lake District Itinerary

14 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Borrowdale
— 5 nights
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Eskdale
— 3 nights
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Windermere
— 5 nights
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Borrowdale — 5 nights

Borrowdale is a valley and civil parish in the English Lake District in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England.Borrowdale lies within the historic county boundaries of Cumberland, and is sometimes referred to as Cumberland Borrowdale to distinguish it from another Borrowdale in the historic county of Westmorland.GeographyThe valley rises in the central Lake District and runs north carrying the River Derwent into the lake of Derwent Water. Get out of town with these interesting Borrowdale side-trips: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Grasmere (Helm Crag, Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, &more) and J.B.Banks and Son Ltd (in Cockermouth). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Borrowdale day trip planner.

Belfast to Borrowdale is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Eskdale.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Eskdale — 3 nights

Eskdale is a glacial valley and civil parish in the western Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. Get out of town with these interesting Eskdale side-trips: Millom (Horseback Riding Tours & La Vita Spa - Brockwood Hall Resort & Spa) and Barrow-in-Furness (Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve & Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Muncaster Castle and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Weatherlam Mountain.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Eskdale trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Borrowdale to Eskdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Windermere — 5 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, get great views at Orrest Head, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and explore the galleries of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Windermere trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Eskdale to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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.
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