14 days in Lake District Itinerary

14 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Penrith
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ravenglass
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Windermere
— 6 nights
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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Cockermouth History Wall (in Cockermouth), The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, get great views at Walla Crag, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, and admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Penrith road trip website.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in April: highs in Penrith hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ravenglass.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

2
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Ravenglass

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. On the 17th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Hardknott Roman Fort, then savor the flavors at Melville Tyson Ltd, then take an unorthodox tour of Swinside Stone Circle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Muncaster Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Eskdale Mill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Catherine's Chruch, then admire the sheer force of Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Seascale Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ravenglass travel route planner.

You can drive from Penrith to Ravenglass in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Ravenglass

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

6
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Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands (in Grange-over-Sands), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Grasmere (Lake Grasmere & The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, get great views at Orrest Head, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Ravenglass to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 24:

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.