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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.

Lady of a million daffodils

Daffodils bring a little bit of sunshine to any day

Daffodils bring a little bit of sunshine to any day

Dorothy Una Ratcliffe, the Yorkshire writer and traveller gave Acorn Bank to the National Trust in 1950, after 16 years of living there.

'I have been fortunate, having possessed many lovely things, but it is as the owner of a million daffodils that I should most like to be remembered by all my friends.' Dorothy Una Ratcliffe.

Her daffodils are still stunning at Acorn Bank during spring, so why not call in and see them?

Easter Egg Trail

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo

20 - 21 April, 11am - 4pm

Follow the clues on our quirky quiz. Then claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

£1.50 to enter per child. 

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