8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District travel route planner
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Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ravenglass
— 1 night
Drive
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Penrith
— 3 nights
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere), Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Scafell Pike Mountain (in Seathwaite). There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, and examine the collection at Ruskin Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Windermere trip itinerary planner.

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 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Ravenglass.
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Ravenglass — 1 night

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Hardknott Roman Fort, then contemplate the long history of Eskdale Mill, and then step into the grandiose world of Muncaster Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravenglass trip maker site.

Getting from Windermere to Ravenglass by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Penrith.
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Penrith — 3 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Cockermouth (Percy House Gallery & J.B.Banks and Son Ltd), The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, explore the activities along Derwentwater, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Ravenglass to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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