8 days in Cumbria Itinerary

8 days in Cumbria Itinerary

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Kendal
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 1 night
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Ravenglass
— 2 nights
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Carlisle
— 2 nights
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Kendal

Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the striking features of Kendal Parish Church, explore the world behind art at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, then see the interesting displays at Quaker Tapestry, and finally steep yourself in history at Townend. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, then take in the pleasant sights at Devil's Bridge, then step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kendal Castle.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kendal trip itinerary builder site.

Durham to Kendal is an approximately 2-hour car ride. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Windermere.

Things to do in Kendal

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

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Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You've now added Wray Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, then browse for treasures at The Fitzwilliam Gallery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Loughrigg Fell. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Claife Viewing Station, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, appreciate the extensive heritage of High Street, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and finally examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Windermere trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kendal to Windermere in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ravenglass.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

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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 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Roman Bath-house, explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine's Chruch, then steep yourself in history at Eskdale Mill, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravenglass route planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Ravenglass takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Carlisle.

Things to do in Ravenglass

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

2
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Carlisle

Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. You've now added Acorn Bank to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Solway Aviation Museum and Lanercost Priory. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Long Meg and her Daughters and Shap Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to St Lawrences Church (in Crosby Ravensworth), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Brougham Castle (in Brougham). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Wordsworth House and Garden, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, view the masterpieces at Gallery Artemis, and stop by Percy House Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carlisle tour planning site.

Drive from Ravenglass to Carlisle in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Carlisle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

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.