5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  3 h 45 min
1
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Braithwaite
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction) and Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and explore the galleries of Heaton Cooper Studio.

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London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Braithwaite.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Grasmere, Tarn Hows
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Braithwaite

Braithwaite ©
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, then snap pictures at Ashness Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sheffield Pike. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, then buy something for everyone on your list at Alexandra's of Keswick, and finally hike along Alpacaly Ever After.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Braithwaite attractions planner.

Drive from Windermere to Braithwaite in 1.5 hours. In March in Braithwaite, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, Helvellyn, Sheffield Pike
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Helvellyn
Helvellyn

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