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

1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Viridian Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Red Barn Gallery, look for gifts at Kennedys Fine Chocolates, then play a few rounds at Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Rheged Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Penrith trip planning site .

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 in Penrith, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Keswick, Kennedys Fine Chocolates, The Lakes Distillery, Alpacaly Ever After
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Viridian Gallery ©
Viridian Gallery
The Lakes Distillery ©
The Lakes Distillery
Derwent Pencil Museum ©
Derwent Pencil Museum

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. For shopping fun, head to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop or Yew Tree Barn. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and The World of Beatrix Potter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Brockhole on Windermere, take in the exciting artwork at Old Courthouse Gallery, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkshead Brewery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Windermere trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, Ambleside, Muncaster Castle, Lakeland Motor Museum, Hawkshead Brewery
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum