4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Penrith — 2 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Windermere (Lake Windermere & Orrest Head), Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead) and The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Aira Force Waterfall, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip itinerary planner.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Penrith to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Ravenglass.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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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 (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback and then explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ravenglass online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Penrith to Ravenglass in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
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Lake District travel guide

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.