5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Bowness-on-Windermere
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Penrith
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Bowness-on-Windermere — 2 nights

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bowness-on-Windermere: Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, relax and rejuvenate at Mountain Massage Company, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bowness-on-Windermere trip planning app.

Birmingham to Bowness-on-Windermere is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Penrith.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Penrith — 2 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, and finally sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and then don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Penrith trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bowness-on-Windermere to Penrith takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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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