5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip planner
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Bowness-on-Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seascale
— 2 nights
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Bowness-on-Windermere — 2 nights

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Aira Force Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bowness-on-Windermere: The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). The adventure continues: stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, identify plant and animal life at Lake District Sheepdog Experience, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bowness-on-Windermere online route planner.

London to Bowness-on-Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seascale.
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Seascale — 2 nights

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 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Silecroft Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haverigg Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Seascale Beach and then explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle.

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You can drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Seascale in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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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