8 days in England Itinerary

8 days in England Itinerary

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8 days in England Itinerary

Start: Manchester
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Bideford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Buckfastleigh
— 1 night
4
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Poole
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 20th (Sat), look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter, then explore the activities along Lake Windermere, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere, then trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Penrith trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Manchester to Penrith is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Penrith sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bideford.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, The World of Beatrix Potter, Lake Windermere, Buttermere
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Buttermere ©
Buttermere
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

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night
Bideford

Bideford ©
Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Woolacombe Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Westward Ho Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Valley of the Rocks, and then kick back and relax at Saunton Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bideford sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Bideford takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bideford can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Buckfastleigh.

Things to do in Bideford

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Woolacombe Beach, Valley of the Rocks, Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, Saunton Beach
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Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre ©
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach
Valley of the Rocks ©
Valley of the Rocks

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night
Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh ©
Buckfastleigh is a small market town and civil parish in Devon, England situated beside the Devon Expressway (A38) at the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Pennywell Farm, identify plant and animal life at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buckfast Abbey.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Buckfastleigh journey planner.

Drive from Bideford to Buckfastleigh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Buckfastleigh

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Pennywell Farm ©
Pennywell Farm
Buckfast Abbey ©
Buckfast Abbey

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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, then make a splash at Dorset Waterpark, then explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Swanage trip planner .

You can drive from Buckfastleigh to Swanage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Swanage, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Poole.

Things to do in Swanage

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Corfe Castle
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StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

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nights
Poole

Poole ©
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, admire the natural beauty at Sculpture by the Lakes, and then stroll through Farmer Palmer's Farm Park. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbanks Beach, then explore the activities along Poole Harbour, and then head off the coast to Brownsea Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Poole holiday maker .

You can drive from Swanage to Poole in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Poole sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lulworth Cove, Sculpture by the Lakes
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Sculpture by the Lakes ©
Sculpture by the Lakes
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park ©
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Sandbanks Beach ©
Sandbanks Beach

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