5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Windermere
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Broughton-in-Furness
— 1 night
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Penrith
— 2 nights
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Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle and then examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and finally make a trip to Lake Grasmere.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Windermere trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Windermere is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Broughton-in-Furness.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Broughton-in-Furness — 1 night

Broughton in Furness is a small market town on the southern boundary of England's Lake District National Park. Your day by day itinerary now includes Path to Adventure. On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, then scramble along the landscape with Path to Adventure, and then take a memorable drive along Hard Knott Pass.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Broughton-in-Furness attractions planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Broughton-in-Furness in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Penrith.
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Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Scenic Drive
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Penrith — 2 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, then explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Aira Force Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Hedgehog Bookshop, then let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, then trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and finally see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Penrith road trip planning website.

Getting from Broughton-in-Furness to Penrith by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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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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