8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip planner

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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Ravenglass
— 1 night
Drive
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Penrith
— 4 nights
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Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, identify plant and animal life at Lake District Sheepdog Experience, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Windermere tour planner.

London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ravenglass.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Seascale Beach and then stroll through Muncaster Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ravenglass day trip website.

Drive from Windermere to Ravenglass in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Ravenglass

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

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Penrith

— 4 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Step out of Penrith to go to Portinscale and see Alpacaly Ever After, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Penrith online attractions planner.

You can drive from Ravenglass to Penrith in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Trails · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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.