5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District route planner
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Penrith
— 1 night
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Penrith — 1 night

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Aira Force Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle. On the next day, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, and finally let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Penrith online sightseeing planner.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Penrith are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, admire the landmark architecture of Bridge House, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Windermere using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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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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