7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District holiday planner
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Grasmere
— 3 nights
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Barrow-in-Furness
— 3 nights
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Grasmere — 3 nights

Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helvellyn and St. Oswald's Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore J.B.Banks and Son Ltd and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum. Explore Grasmere's surroundings by going to Wordsworth House and Garden (in Cockermouth) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). The adventure continues: make a trip to Lake Grasmere, stop by Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, explore the activities along Easedale Tarn, and trek along Scafell Pike Mountain.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grasmere tour app.

Exeter to Grasmere is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Barrow-in-Furness.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Barrow-in-Furness — 3 nights

Barrow-in-Furness is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. Explore hidden gems such as Predator Experience and Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Get some historical perspective at Furness Abbey and Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. Explore Barrow-in-Furness' surroundings by going to Hawkshead (Hawkshead Grammar School Museum & Beatrix Potter Gallery) and Cartmel Priory (in Cartmel). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Earnse Bay and see the interesting displays at The Dock Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barrow-in-Furness day trip website.

Getting from Grasmere to Barrow-in-Furness by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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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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