Close to Penrith and with views to the Lake District and Howgill Fells, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven in the heart of the Eden Valley. The walled gardens shelter a medicinal herb garden, herbaceous borders, lily-filled pond and traditional apple orchards carpeted with daffodils in spring. In summer, look out for a variety of butterflies and bees in amongst the flowers along the herbaceous border, newts in the Sunken Garden pond and a enjoy a stroll through the lush Herb Garden. In September the garden team host apple themed events, with a range of tasty apple varieties available to take home and eat.
Woodland and estate walks
Woodland walks reveal a half-hidden story of gypsum mining, a working watermill and an estate rich in wildlife. Wildlife lovers might be able to spot otter tracks can down by the beck, red squirrels and numerous bird species in the woodlands. Watch the watermill in action every weekend until October.
The site was originally established by the Knights Templar around 800 years ago and a 17th-century sandstone manor stands where people have lived and worked for almost a thousand years. It remains unfurnished and is mostly closed to the public, apart from the beautiful stone flagged entrance hall and second-hand bookshop.
Our friends at Lakeland Coffee can be found in the courtyard serving, hot drinks, cakes, paninis and pastries. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Open Thursday–Monday, 10.30am–4pm (closed Tuesday & Wednesday).
If you’re visiting us in a group of six or more people, please pre-book your visit via email@example.com.
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|Season (14 Mar 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)|
* Garden and parkland: 14 March–4 September, open every day, 10.30am–5pm. 5 September–30 October, open Mondays and Thursday–Sunday, 10.30am–5pm.
Watermill: 19 March–30 October, 11am–3pm (plus Bank Holiday Mondays)
Free entry for National Trust members.
For non-members prices are £9 per adult, £4.50 per child, £22.50 for a family ticket and £14.50 for a family with one adult.
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