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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 is back!

Apple Day, a perfect day out for all the family!

Apple Day, a perfect day out for all the family!

Sunday 11 October, 11am-4.30pm

Join us for an appletastic day out with lots of things to see and do for all the family. Entertainment, food and craft stalls, themed games and competitions as well as apple identification, pruning demonstrations, apple tasting and grafted trees for sale.

£6 Adult, £3 Child, £15 Family, including National Trust members.

Please note that we can only welcome assistance dogs on the day.

The chutney challenge – entry rules can be downloaded here.

Apple Identification. If you have apples that you would like identified and want to avoid queuing on the day, you can send them in advance using the form available here.

Forest School at Acorn Bank

25 Oct, 29 Nov, 10am-2pm

Learn new and useful skills, including fire lighting and cooking on an open fire. Each session we'll get to know a different element of flora or fauna and we'll create an item out of natural materials. Tickets £5.

Booking essential: 07970 683317, 01931 714002,

Acorn Bank Illustration Fellowship

Acorn Bank Illustration Fellowship Artist Chichi Parish

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!