8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District route planner
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Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coniston
— 4 nights
Taxi to Windermere, Train to London

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Penrith — 3 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aira Force Waterfall and Loughrigg Fell. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Townend and Long Meg and her Daughters. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Bowness-on-Windermere (Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house & Boat Tours & Water Sports), The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and Hawkshead Brewery (in Staveley).

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Penrith road trip planning tool.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March in Penrith, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Coniston.
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Side Trips

Coniston — 4 nights

Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Get a sense of the local culture at Brantwood and Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Predator Experience and Cartmel Cheeses. Change things up with a short trip to Cartmel Priory in Cartmel (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: trek along Helm Crag, explore and take pictures at Walla Crag, and stroll through Old Man of Coniston.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coniston online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Coniston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel 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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