7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Penrith
— 3 nights
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Penrith — 3 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to J.B.Banks and Son Ltd (in Cockermouth), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Penrith trip maker.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from London in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Windermere.
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, explore the galleries of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, get great views at Orrest Head, and see the interesting displays at Ruskin Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip planner.

Getting from Penrith to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the 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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