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Allan Bank, Grasmere

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Allan Bank sits proudly above the head of Grasmere with luscious grounds and a breathtaking outlook.

With a rich history of notable tenants including William and Dorothy Wordsworth, as well as Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley one of the founders of the National Trust, Allan Bank has in the past been a hub of creativity and environmental reform. It has always been a residential property, but now plans are being made to open it to the public for the first time in its 206-year history.

Recent years have not been so kind to Allan Bank and so, in need of more than a little tlc to return it to it’s former glory, Allan Bank is to be the subject of an exciting and unique National Trust project that will invite you to be a part of shaping the future of this once great early 19th century building.
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  • This is a National Trust house with fantastic views across to Grasmere. Good to visit any time of year, The house is interest and the staff welcoming. Tea and coffee available,  more »
  • Wow what a lovely place! The staff were so friendly and Our children (age 1&3) were kept v busy with the toys/art room and nature trail. Also donation for tea and coffee!  more »
  • Allan Bank is our favourite National Trust Property to visit. Always make our way to Grasmere to ensure we have a lovely walk, cup of tea, watching the numerous birds and even red squirrels scampering...  more »
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  • This is a superb and wonderfully unusual place to visit. Very family friendly with great staff. Leave granny sitting by the fireplace while younger members explore the grounds and garden. See red squirrels! Find the tunnel! Do crafts and painting! Basically a great place to chill with planet earths best scenery! (Imho)
  • Lovely, if slightly shabby, house. There are comfortable rooms, places to sit, read, draw or just relax. Squirrel watching, an interesting garden with great views, activities for children and friendly, helpful staff. In inclement weather or fine this is a truly wonderful place to spend some time.
  • Nice, small National Trust site. The kids enjoyed the Halloween hunt here. Had a lovely day out.
  • My 4 year old loved playing with all the old toys in the downstairs play room. There is free tea and coffee and all the staff are very welcoming. We painted pictures in the art room, pretended to play chess, ran around the grounds and took a marvellous woodland walk. Great stuff
  • Great setting,historical associations. Very good woodland walk. Could do with better signage between the recommended car park and the entrance drive.
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