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. Attractions like Seascale Beach and Mellbreak make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravenglass: Broughton-in-Furness (Hardknott Pass & Hard Knott Pass). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle, explore the ancient world of Hardknott Roman Fort, see the interesting displays at Roman Bath-house, and delve into the mystery of Swinside Stone Circle.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravenglass trip planner.

Sutton-on-Sea to Ravenglass is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive. On the 17th (Fri), 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 Boat Tours & Water Sports will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Rydal (Rydal Mount & Gardens & Rydal Water) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Brant Fell Above the Bustle, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and grab your bike and head to Grizedale Forest.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Windermere tour planner.

You can drive from Ravenglass to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Penrith.
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Penrith — 13 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Family-friendly places like Aira Force Waterfall and Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Bassenthwaite (The Lake District Wildlife Park & Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve) and Cockermouth (JB Banks & Sons & J.B.Banks and Son Ltd). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, hike along Hallin Fell, and stroll around Hope Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Penrith trip website.

Getting from Windermere to Penrith by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Penrith, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive 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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