14 days in Northern England Itinerary

14 days in Northern England Itinerary

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14 days in Northern England Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  2​h 15​min
1
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kendal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Grange-in-Borrowdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Durham
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
5
York
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
End: London

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Step out of Liverpool with an excursion to Chester Zoo in Chester--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and have some family-friendly fun at CoverStar Experiences.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Liverpool trip itinerary planning website .

London to Liverpool is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kendal.

Things to do in Liverpool

Zoos & Aquariums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Chester Zoo
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Walking tours
Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo

3
nights
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Explore Kendal's surroundings by going to Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston), Hawkshead (Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House & Go Ape Grizedale) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kendal trip app .

Traveling by train from Liverpool to Kendal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grange-in-Borrowdale.

Things to do in Kendal

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, Ambleside, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Predator Experience Ltd
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle

3
nights
Grange-in-Borrowdale

Grange-in-Borrowdale ©
Take a break from Grange-in-Borrowdale with a short trip to Muncaster Castle in Ravenglass, about 1 hour away.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grange-in-Borrowdale road trip planner .

You can drive from Kendal to Grange-in-Borrowdale in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Durham.

Things to do in Grange-in-Borrowdale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Buttermere Lake, Muncaster Castle, Easedale Tarn
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Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Durham Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Lucy Pittaway Art Gallery, and finally find something for the whole family at The Forbidden Corner. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Beamish Museum, then appreciate the history behind The Durham Light Infantry Memorial, and then take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Durham trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grange-in-Borrowdale to Durham takes 2.5 hours. June in Durham sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lucy Pittaway Art Gallery, Beamish Museum, The Forbidden Corner
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Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle

3
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
York is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, get your game on at Yorkshire Activity Centre, and admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the York day trip tool .

Getting from Durham to York by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In June in York, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Minster ©
York Minster