8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Braithwaite
— 4 nights
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Windermere

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Visiting Lake Windermere and Aira Force Waterfall will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Haweswater Reservoir (in Burn Banks), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the striking landscape of Lake District National Park Guided Walks, admire the natural beauty at Graythwaite Hall Gardens, and explore the activities along Tarn Hows.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Windermere holiday planning tool.

Glasgow to Windermere is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Braithwaite.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Braithwaite

— 4 nights
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Step out of the city life by going to Alpacaly Ever After and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot), Scafell Pike Mountain (in Seathwaite) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, take a peaceful walk through Whinlatter Forest Park, hike along Central Fells, and get great views at Walla Crag.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Braithwaite vacation planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Braithwaite in 1.5 hours. In October in Braithwaite, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.