4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Windermere
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Penrith
— 2 nights
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Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the galleries of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and then explore the activities along Tarn Hows.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Windermere day trip app.

Spalding to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.
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Penrith — 2 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, then explore the activities along Derwentwater, and then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, and then get a dose of the wild on Kandoo Adventures.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Penrith trip planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Lake District travel guide

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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.
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