16 days in Lake District Itinerary

16 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Penrith
— 8 nights
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Ravenglass
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 5 nights
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Penrith — 8 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Derwentwater and Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Kendal (Kendal Parish Church & Sizergh Castle), The Lake District Wildlife Park (in Bassenthwaite) and Buttermere (Rannerdale Knotts, Buttermere Lake, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aira Force Waterfall, trek along Hallin Fell, explore the historical opulence of Lowther Castle and Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Penrith trip planner.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Penrith are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Ravenglass.
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Ravenglass — 2 nights

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 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Seascale Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Woolly Farm - Alpaca and Llama trekking, and then identify plant and animal life at Muncaster Castle. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Hard Knott Pass, then take an unorthodox tour of Swinside Stone Circle, and then examine the collection at Roman Bath-house.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ravenglass online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Penrith to Ravenglass by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 5 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Windermere and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house, &more) and Rydal Cave (in Rydal). The adventure continues: get great views at Orrest Head, explore the activities along Coniston Water, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarn Hows, and steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Windermere online road trip planner.

Drive from Ravenglass to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) 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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