8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District route planner
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Seascale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Penrith
— 3 nights
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get some historical perspective at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Tarn Hows. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Predator Experience (in Ayside), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Windermere and stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Windermere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Seascale.
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Seascale — 2 nights

Seascale is a village and civil parish on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria in north-west England.HistoryThe place-name indicates that it was inhabited by Norse settlers, probably before 1000 AD. It is derived from skali, meaning in Norse a wooden hut or shelter. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Silecroft Beach and then kick back and relax at Haverigg Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Muncaster Castle and then kick back and relax at Seascale Beach.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seascale trip maker website.

Getting from Windermere to Seascale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Penrith.
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Penrith — 3 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Aira Force Waterfall and Sizergh Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Derwentwater and explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Penrith route planner.

You can drive from Seascale to Penrith in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Penrith are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) 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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