7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester, Train to Windermere
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Windermere and Predator Experience. Visit Orrest Head and Bridge House for their historical value. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Pooley Bridge (Hallin Fell & Chestnut House), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kendal Unitarian Chapel.

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Barcelona, Spain to Windermere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portinscale.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Portinscale — 3 nights

Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Muncaster Castle and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Visiting Alpacaly Ever After and Catbells Lakeland Walk will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, stop by Sweet Treats, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, and take some stellar pictures from Walla Crag.

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Traveling by car from Windermere to Portinscale takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Historic Sites
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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.