Allan Bank and Grasmere

Important notice -

Allan Bank is now closed until Saturday 10 February. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

The loveliest spot that man hath ever found

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do 

Grasmere Lake in Cumbria

Hardwicke Rawnsley - One man and an island  

Did you know that Hardwicke Rawnsley helped form the National Trust? This year at Allan Bank, his home in Grasmere, we are exploring the role that he played in the formation of the National Trust and ultimately the birth of the international conservation movement.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Tile Print Making

Wed 14 Feb 2018
10:30-15:30
Make your own 'tile' and recreate the tile patterns from the arts and crafts movement using foam board for simple press prints. Led by local print maker Karen Lester, this event is ideal for the whole family to join in.

Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Sat 31 Mar 2018
10:30-16:00
Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden.
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Eating and shopping

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Our work

The Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

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.

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Get involved

Staff and volunteers at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Volunteer at Allan Bank  

Working in amazing places, meeting new people and knowing that you’re helping a great cause are all good reasons to volunteer with us. We have plenty volunteering opportunities in Grasmere, whatever your interests and time availability.