2 days in Lake District Itinerary

2 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District route planner
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Glenridding
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Windermere
— 1 night
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Glenridding — 1 day

Glenridding is a village at the southern end of Ullswater, in the English Lake District. Your day by day itinerary now includes Helvellyn. On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenridding travel route builder.

Manchester to Glenridding is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Glenridding are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 9th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, then contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and then explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Windermere tour planner.

You can drive from Glenridding to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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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