Allan Bank and Grasmere

Important notice -

Allan Bank is now on winter opening times. We'll be open Friday to Sunday until Sunday 15 December. Please check our opening times for Grasmere shop.

The loveliest spot that man hath ever found

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

Visitors sitting by the fire at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Christmas has come to Allan Bank 

What makes you feel festive? If it’s handmade Christmas cards for the family, a brisk walk, or a seat in front of a fire with a good book and a cup of tea, we’ve got just the thing at Allan Bank in Grasmere. Read on to find out how you can have a handmade Christmas.

The artroom at Allan Bank in Grasmere in the Lake District

Indoor activities at Allan Bank 

Step inside a bustling family home with something to do in every room. There’s a place to sit by the fire and read a book and watch the red squirrels; a room to play dress up with your little ones; somewhere to pick up a pencil or a paintbrush and take inspiration from our 360 countryside views; a space to sit and knit; or somewhere to tuck into a picnic with a hot drink.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Hand printed lino cuts and textiles by Cumbrian printmaker Liz Jones

Fri 13 Dec 2019
Find a piece of art inspired by the countryside for your home. Choose from original linocuts and hand printed textiles made into lampshades, cushions and tea towels.

Carols round the tree at Allan Bank

Sun 15 Dec 2019
Enjoy a traditional afternoon singing carols round the Christmas tree with a local choir group - Grasmere Glee.
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Eating and shopping

Christmas cards

Christmas shopping with the National Trust in Grasmere 

In a very quaint building opposite Grasmere Church you’ll find our National Trust gift shop, full of treats for you or a loved one. Did you know that every purchase you make will help to protect this wonderful landscape?

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Our work

Allan Bank and Grasmere

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.