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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

'The magic of plant dyes' workshop

Sat 29 Jun 2019
13:00-16:00
Learn about the magic of using natural plant dyes with this colourful workshop.

Plant dye tours

Sun 30 Jun 2019
13:00-14:00
Join us for a guided walk through the herb garden, and learn which plants can be transformed into colourful dyes.

Orchard drop in days: Thinning the crop

Sat 13 Jul 2019
10:30-16:00
Pop in for a chat with our orchard experts while they work away thinning the apple crop. A chance to gain insight and advice on how to care for your own apple trees.

Orchard drop in days: Summer pruning the apple cordons

Sat 10 Aug 2019
10:30-16:00
Pop in for a chat with our orchard experts while they work away pruning the apple cordons. A chance to gain insight and advice on how to care for your own apple trees

Teas and tisanes workshop

Sat 10 Aug 2019
13:00-16:00
Join us for a day of tea making, using fresh ingredients from our herb garden.

Summer pruning workshop

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:30-15:30
Join our Orchard team for day to learn how and why we prune fruit trees in summer .
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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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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.