4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Braithwaite
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Braithwaite
— 1 day
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Braithwaite — 1 day

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. On the 2nd (Thu), stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk and then explore the activities along Derwentwater.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Braithwaite trip maker.

London to Braithwaite is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Braithwaite hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Windermere.
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Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip

Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite), Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere road trip website.

Drive from Braithwaite to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

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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