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Enjoy silent spaces at Acorn Bank

Switch off in our 'Silent Space'

We're encouraging our visitors to slow down, un-plug and enjoy a meditative moment in two relaxing spots on the estate.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Apple tasting weekends

Sat 21 Sep 2019
As our harvest ripens we give our visitors the opportunity to taste a wide variety of heritage apples from our collection

Herb garden tours

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Join one of our volunteers for a tour of the Herb Garden to find out about Acorn Bank’s extensive herb collection.

Orchard tours

Sun 22 Sep 2019
Take a fascinating walk through our amazing apple collection to find out more about which heritage varieties grow here.

Cooking demos

Fri 27 Sep 2019
Drop in to see our chef, James, demonstrate how we use what we grow in the garden to cook tasty, fresh food in our café.

Plant dye tours

Sun 29 Sep 2019
Join us for a guided walk through the herb garden, and learn which plants can be transformed into colourful dyes.

Orchard drop in days: Apple Identification

Sat 12 Oct 2019
Apple experts from across the North of England gather at Acorn Bank for one day to help people identify which variety of apple they have growing in their garden.
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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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Places to stay

Places to stay near Acorn Bank

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An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.