5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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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 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After and then admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): tee off at Penrith Golf Hub and then play a few rounds at Riverside Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Penrith road trip app.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Penrith are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Seascale.
Wildlife · Golf · Outdoors · Parks
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Seascale — 1 night

Seascale is a village and civil parish on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria in north-west England.HistoryThe place-name indicates that it was inhabited by Norse settlers, probably before 1000 AD. It is derived from skali, meaning in Norse a wooden hut or shelter. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seascale Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seascale driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Penrith to Seascale in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Windermere.
Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Wildlife
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Haverigg Beach and then stroll through Silecroft Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, then get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Windermere trip planner.

Drive from Seascale to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Lake District travel guide

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.