5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Kendal
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Kendal — 4 nights

Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Attractions like Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Levens Hall make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at Sizergh Castle and Orrest Head. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kendal: Seascale Beach (in Seascale) and The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkshead Brewery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kendal sightseeing planner.

London to Kendal is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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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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