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 Muncaster Castle and Alpacaly Ever After. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Portinscale tour builder website.

Linton to Portinscale is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive. When traveling from Linton in June, plan for slightly colder days in Portinscale, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow 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.
Popular historic sites such as Aira Force Waterfall and Tarn Hows are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Sizergh Castle 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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory, surround yourself with nature on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, and examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands road trip planning site.

You can drive from Portinscale to Grange-over-Sands in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) 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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