8 days in Cumbria Itinerary

8 days in Cumbria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cumbria travel planner
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Penrith
— 4 nights
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kids will appreciate attractions like The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and South Lakes Safari Zoo (in Lindal-in-Furness). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, stroll around Fell Foot Park, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Windermere trip builder app.

Glasgow to Windermere is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Penrith.
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Penrith — 4 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Derwentwater and Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Sizergh Castle (in Kendal), Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere) and The Lake District Wildlife Park (in Bassenthwaite). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Penrith holiday maker.

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 18th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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Cumbria travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water · Castles
Most people speed through Cumbria in a mad rush to get to the region’s most popular tourist attractions, the Lake District National Park and Hadrian’s Wall. Despite this unfortunate oversight, for centuries this county of outstanding natural beauty, bustling market towns, and picturesque villages has inspired musicians and writers, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it notably contains Scafell Pike, England’s highest point. The region’s history was long characterized by invasions, mass migrations, and repeated bloody land disputes between the English and Scottish. Today, Cumbria stands poised to be invaded by tourists, but for the moment visitors here can enjoy quiet tours of the unspoiled land, dramatic mountain walks, sparkling lakes, and scenic hillside trails.
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