Allan Bank and Grasmere

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

Woodland at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Top things to do at Allan Bank 

Once home to William Wordsworth and Hardwicke Rawnsley, Allan Bank has a rich history, but it isn’t a traditional National Trust property. There’s no collection here, and the building is only partially decorated after a fire in 2011, but by leaving the building as an empty shell, it focuses the eye on the most significant feature of Allan Bank- its landscape.

A little girl and a man looking at horse chestnuts

Autumn family fun at Allan Bank  

Discover and explore at Allan Bank this Autumn. With lots of space for little legs to run free it's the perfect place to get back to nature, crunching in the leaves and collecting shiny conkers.

Percy the Park Keeper

Percy the Park keeper's winter wander trail 

Join Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Allan Bank. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand. 4- 19 December on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and everyday between 27-31 December £2 per pack. Normal admissions charges apply.

A girl holding some moss at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Christmas at Allan Bank  

Wrap up warm and join us with your family for woodland adventures and festive fun on weekends this December.

Penny wood on the shore or Grasmere lake

Great walks in Grasmere 

From relaxing lake-shore strolls to fell-top expeditions, when it comes to walking we're spoiled for choice here in Grasmere. Here are a few of our favourite walks to get you started.

Two people walking a dog at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Allan Bank is dog friendly 

We know that there is no better companion for a walk than your dog and the Lake District is the perfect place to explore, on four legs or two. Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome at Allan Bank, inside or out, even muddy ones.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Pumpkin Nature Trail

Wed 20 Oct 2021
10:30-15:00
Discover the pumpkins hidden in Allan Bank's gardens this October half term.

Pumpkin carving at Allan Bank

Thu 28 Oct 2021
11:00-15:00
Drop in sessions £3 per pumpkin. We’ll provide the pumpkins, clear out the inside, and have all the tools you need to carve them. All you need to do is get creative then take your pumpkin home ready for Halloween.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Allan Bank

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:30-15:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Allan Bank on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand. The trail will take place between 4-...
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