38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Skipton
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Threlkeld
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
2
Bassenthwaite
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Braithwaite
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
4
Portinscale
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Borrowdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Glasgow
— 26 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Grasmere
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 45 min
End: London

1
day
Threlkeld

Threlkeld ©
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blencathra [Saddleback], and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Threlkeld trip itinerary maker tool.

Skipton to Threlkeld is an approximately 2- hour car ride. In May in Threlkeld, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bassenthwaite.

Things to do in Threlkeld

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blencathra [Saddleback], Aira Force
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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum ©
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
Aira Force
Aira Force
Blencathra [Saddleback] ©
Blencathra [Saddleback]

2
nights
Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael’s Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holme Cultram Abbey, then look for gifts at The Wool Clip Shop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Howk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruthwell Cross at the Ruthwell Church, and then steep yourself in history at Isel Hall.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bassenthwaite road trip website.

Bassenthwaite is very close to Threlkeld. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Braithwaite.

Things to do in Bassenthwaite

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Caldbeck, St Michael’s Church, Ruthwell Cross at the Ruthwell Church, Holme Cultram Abbey, St Mary's Church
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Holme Cultram Abbey ©
Holme Cultram Abbey
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Ruthwell Cross at the Ruthwell Church ©
Ruthwell Cross at the Ruthwell Church

1
night
Braithwaite

Braithwaite ©
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. On the 19th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Thornthwaite Galleries, then don't miss a visit to Thorntwaite Gallery Mews Cottages, and then hike along Central Fells.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Braithwaite trip itinerary planner.

Braithwaite is just a short distance from Bassenthwaite. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Thorntwaite Gallery Mews Cottages, Thornthwaite Galleries
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
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Central Fells ©
Central Fells
Thornthwaite Galleries ©
Thornthwaite Galleries
Thorntwaite Gallery Mews Cottages ©
Thorntwaite Gallery Mews Cottages

1
night
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get outside with Alpacaly Ever After, get outside with Castlehead Woods, and then get outside with Thirlmere in the Lake District.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portinscale day trip planning tool.

Portinscale is very close to Braithwaite. In May, daily temperatures in Portinscale can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Borrowdale.

Things to do in Portinscale

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Keswick
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Thirlmere in the Lake District ©
Thirlmere in the Lake District
Castlehead Woods ©
Castlehead Woods

2
nights
Borrowdale

Borrowdale ©
Borrowdale is a valley and civil parish in the English Lake District in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England.Borrowdale lies within the historic county boundaries of Cumberland, and is sometimes referred to as Cumberland Borrowdale to distinguish it from another Borrowdale in the historic county of Westmorland.GeographyThe valley rises in the central Lake District and runs north carrying the River Derwent into the lake of Derwent Water. On the 21st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Eskdale Mill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Catherine's Chruch, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Borrowdale day trip website.

Borrowdale is just a stone's throw from Portinscale. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Borrowdale

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eskdale
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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St Catherine's Chruch ©
St Catherine's Chruch
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stop by Old Bank House Chocolate, head outdoors with Adventure Peaks, admire the natural beauty at Stagshaw Garden, putt your heart out at White Platts Recreation Ground, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Fitzwilliam Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hawkshead. On your second day here, examine the collection at Quaker Tapestry, contemplate the long history of Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, then explore the world behind art at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ambleside online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Borrowdale to Ambleside takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kendal, St Mary's Church
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The Fitzwilliam Gallery ©
The Fitzwilliam Gallery
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Adventure Peaks ©
Adventure Peaks

26
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Linlithgow Palace and St Andrews Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Coe and The Glasgow School of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Lanark (New Lanark World Heritage Site & Falls of Clyde), The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore) and Falls of Dochart (in Killin). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Mackintosh House, admire the landmark architecture of House for an Art Lover, get outside with Ben Lomond, and explore the activities along Loch Lomond Park Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ambleside to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stirling, Linlithgow, Callander, Dunkeld, Lanark
Find places to stay May 24 — Jun 19:
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Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Heaton Cooper Studio, take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then Head underground at Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave), and finally explore the activities along Blea Tarn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Jack"s Rake and then trek along Hay Stacks [or Haystacks].

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grasmere road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Grasmere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Langdale, Jack"s Rake, St Sunday Crag, Hay Stacks [or Haystacks]
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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St Sunday Crag ©
St Sunday Crag
Jack ©
Jack"s Rake
Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave) ©
Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave)

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