7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

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7 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Lancaster
Drive:  1​h
1
Ambleside
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Buttermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Braithwaite
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Grange-in-Borrowdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Lancaster


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1
night
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eskdale Mill, Muncaster Castle and Brockhole on Windermere. On the 20th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Brockhole on Windermere, take in nature's colorful creations at Muncaster Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Eskdale Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School, then steep yourself in history at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hawkshead, and then explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ambleside day trip planning tool .

Lancaster to Ambleside is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Buttermere.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Brockhole on Windermere, Muncaster Castle, Eskdale Mill
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Hawkshead Grammar School ©
Hawkshead Grammar School
Eskdale Mill ©
Eskdale Mill

2
nights
Buttermere

Buttermere ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thornthwaite Galleries as well as Crummock Water. On the 22nd (Mon), shop like a local with Thornthwaite Galleries, step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag, then sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, then see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and finally hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Buttermere trip planner .

Drive from Ambleside to Buttermere in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Castle Crag, The Lakes Distillery
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Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd ©
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd
Crummock Water ©
Crummock Water

1
night
Braithwaite

Braithwaite ©
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum and then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Braithwaite driving holiday planner .

Braithwaite is just a short distance from Buttermere. In July in Braithwaite, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grange-in-Borrowdale.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum ©
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd ©
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company

2
nights
Grange-in-Borrowdale

Grange-in-Borrowdale ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, take some stellar pictures from Walla Crag, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grange-in-Borrowdale trip itinerary app .

Grange-in-Borrowdale is just a short distance from Braithwaite. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grange-in-Borrowdale

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Keswick
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Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Walla Crag ©
Walla Crag

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