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Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

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Things to see and do

Acorn Bank Trust New Art artist in residence Karen Guthrie

Acorn Bank, Trust New Art, artist fellowship 

Karen Guthrie is this year's Trust New Art, Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Artist Fellow for 2017.

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.

Enjoy silent spaces at Acorn Bank

Relax and enjoy silent spaces at Acorn Bank 

Acorn Bank is taking part in 'Silent Space' where visitors are being encouraged to switch off their mobiles and enjoy five minutes of silence in the beautiful setting on Wednesdays and Thursdays in June and September.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Orchard day, Sat 12 Aug, 11am - 3pm

Sat 12 Aug 2017
Tutorial about summer pruning, the crop is not yet in, but soon it will be time to get the trees ready for next year. FREE *
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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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Get involved


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.