7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

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7 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Manchester
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Buttermere (in Buttermere), Sizergh Castle (in Kendal) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Derwentwater, explore and take pictures at Honister Slate Mine, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, and hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Penrith road trip planning tool .

Manchester to Penrith is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Buttermere Lake, Sizergh Castle, Alpacaly Ever After
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Melville Tyson Ltd (in Broughton-in-Furness) and The World of Beatrix Potter (in Bowness-on-Windermere). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and get great views at Orrest Head.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Windermere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ambleside, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Lakeland Motor Museum, Melville Tyson Ltd, Tarn Hows
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Climbing Tours
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©

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