5 days in Cumbria Itinerary

5 days in Cumbria Itinerary

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5 days in Cumbria Itinerary

Start: York
Drive:  2​h
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: York


Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, take in the exciting artwork at Viridian Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Thornthwaite Galleries, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, then stop by Kennedys Fine Chocolates, then view the masterpieces at Courtyard Gallery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Rheged Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Penrith trip itinerary planner .

York to Penrith is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Sizergh Castle, Kennedys Fine Chocolates, The Lakes Distillery, Courtyard Gallery
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Viridian Gallery ©
Viridian Gallery
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle


Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and Heaton Cooper Studio. Get some historical perspective at Muncaster Castle and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Melville Tyson Ltd (in Broughton-in-Furness), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and The World of Beatrix Potter (in Bowness-on-Windermere). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkshead Brewery, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Fitzwilliam Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Windermere day trip planner .

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grasmere, Hawkshead Brewery, Melville Tyson Ltd, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum