Acorn Bank

Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

A lady looking at a stack of cups and saucers

'The Years of Magical Thinking'

Experience 'The Years of Magical Thinking', a new scent-rich installation by artist Karen Guthrie at Acorn Bank from Friday 11 August – Sunday 29 October.

Child looking at apple

An appletastic day out!! 8 October, 11am-4.30pm 

Come and join us for Apple Day on Sunday 8 October 2017, 11am – 4.30pm, our annual celebration of everything and anything to do with apples.

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.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Apple Day Sunday 8 October

Sun 08 Oct 2017
Acorn Bank autumn extravaganza. Lots of things to see and do for all the family. Charges apply, including NT Members, Adults £10, Children £5, Family £25, Family 1 Adult 2 Children £15 Assistance dogs only are welcome. For bookings...
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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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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.

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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.