37 days in Lake District Itinerary

37 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Barrow-in-Furness
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Eskdale
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Bassenthwaite
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Barrow-in-Furness — 13 nights

Barrow-in-Furness is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Barrow-in-Furness: Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Windermere (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Holehird Gardens, &more) and Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aira Force Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barrow-in-Furness online trip itinerary maker.

Bristol to Barrow-in-Furness is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Eskdale.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Eskdale — 11 nights

Eskdale is a glacial valley and civil parish in the western Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eskdale: Coniston (Ruskin Museum, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more), Buttermere (St James’ Church & Buttermere Lake) and Grasmere (Lake Grasmere, Helm Crag, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall, cruise along Hard Knott Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, and admire the natural beauty at Muncaster Castle.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Eskdale trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Barrow-in-Furness to Eskdale takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bassenthwaite.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Bassenthwaite — 12 nights

Bassenthwaite is known for breweries & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, contemplate the waterfront views at Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and get to know the resident critters at The Lake District Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bassenthwaite trip planning site.

You can drive from Eskdale to Bassenthwaite in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
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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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