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Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

Best known for its comprehensive herb collection and traditional fruit orchards, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a fascinating industrial past. Indulge yourself at the tea-room, where culinary herbs and fruit from the garden are used daily in soups, salads and puddings.

Wander along the Crowdundle Beck to the partially restored watermill, enjoying wildlife in the woods on the way, and discover more about the history of gypsum mining on the estate. Enjoy the views across the Eden Valley to the Lake District from the magnificent backdrop of the sandstone house.

For the first time visit the newly opened ground floor of Acorn Bank house.

We have a wide range of events at Acorn Bank, click here for more details.

Acorn Bank Illustration Fellowship

Artist Chichi Parish was awarded the first Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Artist Fellowship at Acorn Bank and she spent three months drawing Acorn Bank's unique herb garden. Chichi specialises in expressive pen and ink line drawings with a dash of colour.

Some of Chichi's drawings are now on display in the house.


Enjoy tasty treats in our tea room

Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm (closed Tuesdays)

New for this season are Roast Beef sandwiches with Penny’s homemade Red Onion Marmalade, Hummus, Beetroot and Lettuce Wrap, or you may be lucky enough to find one of Penny’s award winning pies on our Specials Board! 

NGS open day

17 May 10am-5pm

Join us as we open the gardens at Acorn Bank for the National Gardens Scheme. Normal admission applies. All admission fees on these days go to the charities supported by the NGS Scheme.