16 days in Lake District Itinerary

16 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Windermere
— 5 nights
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Penrith
— 10 nights
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Windermere — 5 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Attractions like Lake Windermere and Boat Tours & Water Sports make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal), Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Roly's Fudge Bowness-on-Windermere) and Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, trek along Old Man of Coniston, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Mayela Redondo - Holistic Therapist.

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London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Penrith.
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Penrith — 10 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Buttermere (Buttermere Lake & Crummock Water) and Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at Aqua Sana - Whinfell Forest, hike along Hallin Fell, and surround yourself with nature on Lakeland Mountain Guides.

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Traveling by car from Windermere to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Penrith are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the 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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