8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District travel planner
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Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Braithwaite
— 4 nights
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Sizergh Castle (in Kendal), Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Windermere trip maker tool.

Glasgow to Windermere is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Braithwaite.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Braithwaite — 4 nights

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Braithwaite is known for nature, adventure, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, and explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Braithwaite travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Braithwaite takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Braithwaite are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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.