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Allan Bank and Grasmere

The loveliest spot that man hath ever found

Allan Bank, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9QB

Allan Bank in Winter

Planning your visit

Visitors admiring the view at Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria
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Visiting Allan Bank with your dog 

Allan Bank is a three pawprint rated place. Well-behaved dogs on leads are more than welcome at Allan Bank, inside or outside – even muddy ones.

Two women walking a dog in the garden at Allan Bank in Grasmere
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Things to do at Allan Bank and Grasmere 

With rugged 19th century woodland grounds, formal lawns, an art gallery and surrounding countryside and lakes to explore, there’s plenty to see and do at Allan Bank and Grasmere.

Kids climbing trees at Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria in winter
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Plan your family day out at Allan Bank 

Come and play at Allan Bank this winter. Whether you are following the hibernation trail, looking for red squirrels in the woods or having an indoor picnic, we’ve got plenty of family activities to help you create great memories together come rain or shine.

A view of Grasmere and Rydal Water from Silver Howe
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Walking in Grasmere 

From relaxing lakeshore strolls to fell-top expeditions, when it comes to walking you’re spoilt for choice here in Grasmere. Here are some popular walks to get you started.

Two boys enjoying the grounds at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Upcoming events at Allan Bank 

Find out what events we have coming up at Allan Bank.

Venue hire

A bride looking out at the view of Grasmere lake at Allan Bank
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Weddings at Allan Bank 

Perched on the hill above Grasmere, Allan Bank house sits within romantic 19th century wooded pleasure grounds with inspiring lake and mountain views. From here, it’s easy to see why Wordsworth called Grasmere ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’ and what better place to host your Lakeland wedding.

Visitors descending a path through the Rock Garden at Cragside, Northumberland

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