6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District tour planner

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Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portinscale
— 1 night
Drive
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Penrith

— 2 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 27th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Lowther Castle and Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, and then trek along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall and then explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle.

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London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Penrith hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portinscale.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Portinscale

— 1 night
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle and then stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Thirlmere in the Lake District, then examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, and then explore the activities along Derwentwater.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Portinscale online trip planner.

Portinscale is just a short distance from Penrith. June in Portinscale sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, then see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and then explore the activities along Tarn Hows. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Cookhouse Gallery, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Windermere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

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.