8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Braithwaite
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Braithwaite
— 2 nights
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Broughton-in-Furness
— 1 night
Drive
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Braithwaite — 2 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, delve into the lush surroundings at Whinlatter Forest, hike along Central Fells, and delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Braithwaite trip planner.

London to Braithwaite is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London in November, expect nights in Braithwaite to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broughton-in-Furness.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Broughton-in-Furness — 1 night

Broughton in Furness is a small market town on the southern boundary of England's Lake District National Park. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): savor the flavors at Melville Tyson, head outdoors with Hardknott Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Hard Knott Pass.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Broughton-in-Furness tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Braithwaite to Broughton-in-Furness in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Windermere — 4 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite), Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Windermere trip planner.

You can drive from Broughton-in-Furness to Windermere in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.
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Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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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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