6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip planner
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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. Go for a jaunt from Penrith to Buttermere to see Buttermere Lake about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Aira Force Waterfall, let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Penrith trip tool.

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 July, you will find days in Penrith are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Windermere.
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Windermere online journey planner.

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 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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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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