Acorn Bank

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

Herb garden tours

Sat 31 Aug 2019
Join one of our volunteers for a tour of the Herb Garden to find out about Acorn Bank’s extensive herb collection.

Apple tasting weekends

Sat 07 Sep 2019
As our harvest ripens we give our visitors the opportunity to taste a wide variety of heritage apples from our collection

Orchard tours

Sun 08 Sep 2019
Take a fascinating walk through our amazing apple collection to find out more about which heritage varieties grow here.

Orchard drop in days: Harvest time

Sat 14 Sep 2019
Pop in for a chat with our orchard experts during apple harvest time. A chance to gain insight and advice on how to care for your own apple trees

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.
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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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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.