38 days in Lake District Itinerary

38 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Ravenglass
— 11 nights
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Windermere
— 13 nights
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Penrith
— 13 nights
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Ravenglass — 11 nights

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Bring the kids along to Mellbreak and Seascale Beach. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Muncaster Castle, take a memorable drive along Hardknott Pass, see the interesting displays at Roman Bath-house, and look for gifts at SpindleCraft.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Ravenglass online attractions planner.

Sutton-on-Sea to Ravenglass is an approximately 5-hour car ride. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Windermere.
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Windermere — 13 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Family-friendly places like Lake Windermere and Orrest Head will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Rydal (Rydal Mount & Gardens & Rydal Water), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, get to know the fascinating history of Loughrigg Fell, and stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Windermere sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ravenglass to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.
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Penrith — 13 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Bring the kids along to Aira Force Waterfall and Derwentwater. Venture out of the city with trips to Bassenthwaite (The Lake District Wildlife Park & Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Cockermouth (JB Banks & Sons & J.B.Banks and Son Ltd). There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, get great views at Walla Crag, relax and rejuvenate at Aqua Sana - Whinfell Forest, and stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Penrith trip planner.

Drive from Windermere to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Penrith are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel 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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