7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip planner
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Penrith
— 1 night
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Seascale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Penrith — 1 night

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After and then trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our 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. In December, daytime highs in Penrith are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can 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. On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Silecroft Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Muncaster Castle. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Haverigg Beach and then stroll through Seascale Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seascale day trip tool.

Drive from Penrith to Seascale in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Windermere.
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Orrest Head and Cartmel Priory will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Earnse Bay. When in Windermere, make a side trip to see Lake District Sheepdog Experience in Crosthwaite, approximately Crosthwaite away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Windermere online travel route planner.

You can drive from Seascale to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train 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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