8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h
1
Oxford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Castle Combe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tewkesbury
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nottingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bakewell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Penrith
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
York
— 1 night
train:  2​h
End: London

1
night
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 26th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then admire the striking features of Bodleian Library, then gain insight at University of Oxford, and finally stroll around Christ Church Meadow. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Oxford Castle & Prison, then admire the landmark architecture of University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, then step into the grandiose world of Christ Church Cathedral, and finally join the crowd at Tanks-Alot.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oxford visit app .

London to Oxford is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tanks-Alot
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Tanks-Alot ©
Tanks-Alot
Bodleian Library ©
Bodleian Library

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Castle Combe

Castle Combe ©
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Lacock Abbey, then admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and then contemplate the long history of Chavenage House.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Castle Combe road trip planning site .

Drive from Oxford to Castle Combe in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tewkesbury.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tetbury, Lacock Abbey
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Lacock Abbey ©
Lacock Abbey
Westonbirt Arboretum ©
Westonbirt Arboretum

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Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury ©
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Highnam Court Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Pleasure Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Worcester Cathedral, and finally explore the ancient world of Tewkesbury Abbey.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tewkesbury online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Castle Combe to Tewkesbury takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tewkesbury can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nottingham.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Worcester Cathedral
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Worcester Cathedral ©
Worcester Cathedral
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

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Nottingham

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, then admire the striking features of Derby Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of National Justice Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nottingham online trip builder .

Getting from Tewkesbury to Nottingham by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Nottingham, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Nottingham

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Derby
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Derby Museum and Art Gallery ©
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Room Escape Games
National Justice Museum ©
National Justice Museum

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Bakewell

Bakewell ©
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): let little ones run wild at Heights of Abraham, contemplate the long history of The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints, and then explore the galleries of Chatsworth House.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bakewell road trip app .

Drive from Nottingham to Bakewell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Bakewell sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Bakewell

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints, Heights of Abraham
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Heights of Abraham ©
Heights of Abraham
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

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Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 1st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, then examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Penrith travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Penrith takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Penrith are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Penrith

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Keswick
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the York online journey planner .

Drive from Penrith to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in York are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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