6 days in Snowdonia National Park, Lake District & Cotswolds Itinerary

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Train to Bangor (Gwynedd), Taxi to Llanberis
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Llanberis — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Dolbadarn Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, then make a trip to Electric Mountain, and finally make a trip to Dinorwic Slate Quarry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Padarn Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Llanberis online trip builder.

London to Llanberis is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. In November, daytime highs in Llanberis are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ambleside.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Ambleside — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience, then examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and finally explore the activities along Lake Windermere. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Loughrigg Fell, explore the fascinating underground world of Rydal Cave, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally get great views at Orrest Head.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ambleside trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Llanberis to Ambleside takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
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Cheltenham — 2 nights

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral and then admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum. On your second day here, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Brennen & Brown and then try your luck at Cheltenham Racecourse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham trip planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to Cheltenham in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Casinos
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Snowdonia National Park travel guide

Zipline · Mountains · Waterfalls
Unlike national parks in other countries, is made up of both public and private lands, serving as a permanent home to over 26,000 people. This is the largest national park in Wales, boasting the highest mountain in England and Wales. Dotted by numerous picturesque villages, the park is steeped in local history and culture. One of the wettest parts of the British Isles, the park shelters a diverse plant and animal life, with many areas protected by local and European conservation laws. The area includes over 2,300 km (1,500 mi) of public footpaths, with numerous secluded mountain walks that are relatively empty of hikers and offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape.

Lake District travel guide

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.

Cotswolds travel guide

Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.