6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Penrith
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Penrith — 2 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Family-friendly places like Derwentwater and Castlerigg Stone Circle will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: J.B.Banks and Son Ltd (in Cockermouth) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and walk around Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the 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. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Windermere.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Bring the kids along to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & St Martin's Church). There's lots more to do: get answers to all your questions at Brockhole on Windermere, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Windermere holiday maker website.

Getting from Penrith to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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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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