5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District route planner
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Penrith
— 1 night
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Caldbeck
— 1 night
Drive
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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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Penrith Castle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle, then see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, and finally trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Penrith trip planner.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Penrith hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caldbeck.
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Caldbeck — 1 night

On the 31st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, trek along The Howk, then stop by The Wool Clip Shop, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Skiddaw.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Caldbeck trip itinerary planner.

Caldbeck is just a short distance from Penrith. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Windermere.
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and then enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, then see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and finally don't miss a visit to Lake Grasmere.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Windermere trip planner.

You can drive from Caldbeck to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) 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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