4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District attractions planner
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Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Braithwaite
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Braithwaite
— 1 night
Drive
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Braithwaite — 1 night

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. On the 29th (Wed), explore the activities along Derwentwater and then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, then identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, and then stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Braithwaite vacation planner.

London to Braithwaite is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Braithwaite to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rydal Mount & Gardens, then look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Windermere visit app.

You can drive from Braithwaite to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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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