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Allan Bank

Grasmere, England
+44 15394 35143
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Lovely atmospheric place

A very unusual nt property- check the description before you visit but it is inspiring and quite... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not your usual NT property

Not sure what the NT are trying to do with this place. It is all but a run down place having been... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
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Grasmere, England
+44 15394 35143
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very unusual nt property- check the description before you visit but it is inspiring and quite magical. Fantastic for children. Very welcoming and the history is fascinating.

Thank staffordshire1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not sure what the NT are trying to do with this place. It is all but a run down place having been repaired after a fire but not quite finished, or so it seems. Admission is expensive for what is a characterless place.

Thank IanSue72
Reviewed 6 days ago

The views from the house & the walks around it are amazing. The interior is set up to be comfortable & inviting. Well worth a visit.

Thank mrandmrsg626
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only visited because it was recommended by some fellow NT members we met out on the hills. It is a recent addition to the NT attractions, and we were unaware of its presence despite staying in Grasmere several times of late. It has been...More

Thank Operafan2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Allan Bank is not like other NT properties, after a disastrous fire gutted the building, they rebuilt, but left it to reflect the fire damage. Instead of a restored museum, the house is open to people and pets to explore and play around with as...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've popped into Allan Bank a couple of times when we've visited Grasmere and it really is beautiful. It has lovely views and a really lovely feel. The vibe that the house staff create is one of - this house is for you to enjoy...More

1  Thank Carla C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk from the village will take you to the house high on the hill. Wordsworth thought it an abomination when it was first built but perhaps it spoiled his view. It didn't stop him moving in after a few years. The house suffered fire...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous place, experimental site to gauge visitor expectations & reactions. Incredibly laid back, loved it! Spent a couple of very relaxing hours watching the local red squirrels.

Thank RaffYork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in Cockermouth so fairly easy journey to this property. Lovely entrance road with sheep grazing on the open fields. New car park just below entrance which is manned by an old gypsy caravan. Lovely, friendly people and the house is amazing from outside with...More

Thank volvos80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is completely different to any NT house that I have been to. It is a little tricky to find without a map but well worth it ! Amazing views of the lake, and we spotted a red squirrel! Visitors can help themselves to drinks...More

Thank Kate1966_11
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17 January 2017|
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Response from Eggerslack | Reviewed this property |
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