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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.

Apple Day

A perfect autumn day

A perfect autumn day

Sunday 12 October, 11am - 4.30pm

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this vibrant family event. Our annual apple extravaganza will include serious apple stuff, advice surgeries, apple identification, pruning demonstrations and apple tasting. Music and entertainment for all, stalls and lots of activities.

A perfect way to spend an autumn Sunday!

C-Art at Acorn Bank

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13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 September 10am - 5pm

C-Art is Cumbria's largest visual arts project. This year around 200 artists, designers and independent galleries will be opening their doors to the public.

As part of C-Art in extraordinary places Caroline Dalton will be sculptor in residence at Acorn Bank.

Weird Woods

Halloween fun this half term

25 October to 2 November, 10am - 4.30pm

Come and discover Hallowe'en secrets. Follow our spooky trail and find what's hiding among the trees!

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