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“Wow...what an amazing house.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Allan Bank

Allan Bank
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Wow...what an amazing house.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

It £6 each but you can easily spend the day in the woodland gardens and house looking/drawing the wildlife. Kids can draw on the walls and dogs and come in too as the house is in a little disrepair, whic adds to its charm...free tea and coffee is available to help yourself to. Worth the visit.

Visited May 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting, NT place out of the ordinary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is not a stately home as it is gradually being refurbished but it does have a very interesting history and one pertinent to the National Trust.
It is very cleverly arranged at present with a 'make yourself at home' ethos. Staff very welcoming and make it clear that this is somewhere to relax and enjoy yourself. Our children (7 and 4) were fascinated by the typewriters - which they were able to use - having never seen one before! And then they were thrilled to be able to do a big painting - loads of paper, paints and aprons provided.
Beautiful setting and views over Grasmere.

Visited April 2014
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent!!!! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

We visited this NT attraction today. It was excellent and very family friendly. There were loads of activities for the children, the staff made you feel very welcome and relaxed and the kitchen cafe is lovely. We especially liked the complimentary tea, coffee and squash (with donations). This was especially welcome as everywhere else in Grasmere is so expensive!!

Overall it's a wonderful place to visit and unique in it's approach to children. We loved it.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Allan Bank”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We loved Allan Bank and will certainly visit it again to spend more time walking around the gardens .A steep walk up to it but it was worth it, the exercise is good for you I believe!.It has a lovely atmosphere and we had a lovely cuppa .

Visited April 2014
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful and family friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

This house is set in a beautiful location (although parking is a pain!). It has a wonderful informal atmosphere with lovely friendly staff. Lots of interactive displays for all ages and the cake from the new kitchen is scrummy!

Visited April 2014
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