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Lake District

Allan Bank and Grasmere

The loveliest spot that man hath ever found

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

The cream exterior of Allan Bank house on a sunny day

Planning your visit

Visitors admiring the view at Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria

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 people walking on a footpath with a dog

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.

Visitors enjoying art activities in the art room at Allan Bank, Grasmere, Cumbria

Plan your family day out at Allan Bank 

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

Landscape of green fields, hills and lake in distance and blue sky

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 

See vintage photos and watercolour paintings, activities for families, hear Harp performances, get involved in the Great Big Green Week and much more...

Venue hire

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

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.

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