7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Portinscale
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Grange-over-Sands
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Portinscale — 2 nights

Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Get outdoors at Derwentwater and Alpacaly Ever After. Popular historic sites such as Muncaster Castle and Castlerigg Stone Circle are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, look for gifts at Braithwaite General Store, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystacks, and take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portinscale trip planner.

Linton to Portinscale is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive. While traveling from Linton, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portinscale, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grange-over-Sands.
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Grange-over-Sands — 4 nights

Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Aira Force Waterfall and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Tarn Hows and Predator Experience. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grange-over-Sands: Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge), Rydal Hall Sculpture Path (in Rydal) and Windermere (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Orrest Head, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartmel Priory, get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Portinscale to Grange-over-Sands by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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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