6 days in Cumbria Itinerary

6 days in Cumbria Itinerary

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Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Workington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Penrith
— 1 night
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Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere road trip planning tool.

London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Workington.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

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Workington

Workington is a town, civil parish and port at the mouth of the River Derwent on the west coast of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, contemplate the waterfront views at Wast Water, then look for all kinds of wild species at Muncaster Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine's Chruch. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Alpacaly Ever After, push the limits with Honister Slate Mine, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Workington travel planner.

Drive from Windermere to Workington in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Workington

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

1
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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Aira Force Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith road trip site.

Drive from Workington to Penrith in an hour. May in Penrith sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Cumbria travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water · Castles
Most people speed through Cumbria in a mad rush to get to the region’s most popular tourist attractions, the Lake District National Park and Hadrian’s Wall. Despite this unfortunate oversight, for centuries this county of outstanding natural beauty, bustling market towns, and picturesque villages has inspired musicians and writers, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it notably contains Scafell Pike, England’s highest point. The region’s history was long characterized by invasions, mass migrations, and repeated bloody land disputes between the English and Scottish. Today, Cumbria stands poised to be invaded by tourists, but for the moment visitors here can enjoy quiet tours of the unspoiled land, dramatic mountain walks, sparkling lakes, and scenic hillside trails.