Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Two walkers at Allen Banks

Gorge of the River Allen with ornamental and ancient woodland

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Things to see and do

Two walkers at Allen Banks

Allen Banks is open for the summer 

Whether you're a regular visitor and have missed this rural retreat or you're travelling from afar, great news... Allen Banks is now open.

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

History

Allen Banks river

A wilderness garden was created... 

Once upon a time, during the 1800s, Susan Davidson was the owner of Allen Banks. She created all the paths here, making it a wilderness garden. With its exotic plants (for the time) and stunning views across the valley, we like to call her Wonder Woman. Susan's idea was always to have others enjoy this special place and we're continuing that tradition. Thank you Susan.

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Get involved

Behind the scenes at the National Trust

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Places to stay

Stay for longer in Northumberland