4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Penrith
— 1 night
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Penrith — 1 night

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lakeland Mountain Guides and then take a peaceful walk through Whinlatter Forest. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater, trek along Hallin Fell, and then identify plant and animal life at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Penrith road trip website.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Loughrigg Fell, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rydal Mount & Gardens, then trek along Scafell Pike Mountain, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Old Man of Coniston. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Coniston Water, and then identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Windermere road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train 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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