6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Braithwaite — 2 nights

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Attractions like Derwentwater and The Puzzling Place make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, stroll through Central Fells, and get outside with Thirlmere in the Lake District.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Braithwaite trip planner.

Manchester to Braithwaite is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August in Braithwaite, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Windermere and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, surround yourself with nature on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, and get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Windermere day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Braithwaite to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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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.