The Lake District Sights



Allan Bank Review

Rope swings on the grounds, picnics in atmospheric old rooms, and walls you can write on: Allan Bank is unlike most other historic houses cared for by the National Trust. On a hill above the lake near Grasmere village, Allan Bank was once home to poet William Wordsworth. Seriously damaged by fire in 2011, it has been partially restored but also left deliberately undecorated. It offers a much less formal experience than other stops on the Wordsworth trail. There are frequent child-friendly activities. Red squirrels can be seen on the woodland walk through the grounds.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off A591, Grasmere, LA22 9QB
  • Cost: £4.80
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Dec., daily 10–5
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  • Location: Grasmere
Updated: 06-24-2013

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