5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Penrith
— 1 night
Drive
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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall and then step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk and then explore the activities along Derwentwater.

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London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Penrith sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Windermere

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, stroll through Tarn Hows, get great views at Orrest Head, and examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

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Drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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.