Acorn Bank

Important notice -

On Saturday 8 October there will be a reduced menu in the Acorn Bank tearoom. That day we will be offering soup, stew, cakes and drinks.

Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

Acorn Bank

Things to see and do

The stunning summer flowers at Acorn Bank gardens

Acorn Bank's glorious gardens 

Potter around gardens enclosed by 17th-century walls at Acorn Bank. We have the largest collection of culinary and medicinal herbs in any National Trust garden so come along and learn more about their properties. Don't forget to find our orchard too.

Freya Pocklington painting

Freya Pocklington: Women's Work 2 September - 27 November

'Women's Work' is the outcome of Freya Pockington's three month Dorothy Una Radcliffe Fellowship residency at Acorn Bank, in Spring 2016. The 2016 Fellowship is part of the National Trust's programme of activities celebrating 150 years since Beatrix Potter's birth.

Children looking at creatures captured in pots

The forest school at Acorn Bank

Grab the kids and come and join us for a day out in the woods at Acorn Bank. Learn how to cook pancakes on the fire, use a knife to whittle wood, climb a tree and hunt for wildlife with your family. We meet every last Sunday of the month. £5pp email forest.school@live.co.uk to book a place.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Freya Pocklington: "Womens Work- Women in the Rural Landscape"

Fri 30 Sep 2016
11:00-16:00
Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Fellowship exhibition, 2 September to 27 November 2016.

Apple Day

Sun 09 Oct 2016
11:00-16:30
An Appletastic Autumn day!

Treacherous trails! Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 October (closed Tuesday 25)

Sat 22 Oct 2016
10:00-16:00
Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 October (closed Tuesday 25) Treacherous trails! Follow our spooky family trail £1 per trail, normal admission charges apply

Freya Pocklington: "Womens Work- Women in the Rural Landscape"

Sat 05 Nov 2016
11:00-16:00
Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Fellowship exhibition, 2 September to 27 November 2016.

Community Juicing Day 12 Nov 11-3pm

Sat 12 Nov 2016
11:00-15:00
Community Juicing Day Bring your clean apples and pears along and juce them in our presses.
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History

View of Acorn Bank house.

From the Knights Templar to the National Trust 

Learn about the long, fascinating history of this special place, from the 13th century through to the present day.

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Places to stay

Bank wood holiday cottage bedroom at Acorn Bank

Take a break in the beautiful Eden Valley 

Escape the hustle and bustle with a break in our holiday cottage, which is a perfect place to relax or to call 'home' when exploring Cumbria.