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Acorn Bank

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Address: Temple Sowerby CA10 1SP , England
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Lazy sunny afternoon

Lovely sunny morning viewing the grounds, herb garden and finding the fairy houses. Not much in the house but fairly interesting anyway. Great little coffee area outside. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derry, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site is being transformed into a 'lookalike' National Trust property which is a little disappointing. You now have to pay at the gate for entry, even to the woodlands. No dog friendly parking and lot of signs about where dogs are and aren't allowed. The woodlands have plenty of signs aimed at younger children, as are the fairy doors... More 

Thank wolfieupnorth
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe at Acorn Bank was once a fantastic place to go and sample the excellent food on offer. Although the majority of the staff are the same as previously they have been completely constrained by national trust hq as to what they are allowed to serve, even down to the type of cake!! We used to go there very... More 

Thank Teecee340
Derry, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely sunny morning viewing the grounds, herb garden and finding the fairy houses. Not much in the house but fairly interesting anyway. Great little coffee area outside. Very enjoyable break.

Thank celtictiger_7
Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting visit today. The guided tour of the house by Laura explained the history of it's development that added greatly to our visit. The water mill, herb garden and orchard ( including an apiary ) provided a variety of interest in a lovely setting. The lunch provided by Penny was outstanding.......homemade soup, cheese scone and quiche with salad all... More 

Thank Veronica B
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60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit with lots to see ,from riverside walks to walking through the woods finding unusual features, there is also a walled garden with various plants and a pond with lots of newts in , something for everyone There is also a nice tea room with yummy cakes as well as a gift shop We went to... More 

Thank retiredgardener
Penrith, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my 4 yo daughter. We went on the guided house tour at 2pm, very informative and interesting, tour guide did a great job. Loved the mill and woodland walk, Alice really enjoyed looking for the fairy doors. Yummy cream tea then went off to find the 500 yo oak tree, highly recommend, thankyou.

Thank Fiona S
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70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to this house although we are local! Pleasant outing children enjoyed the woodland trail although some of it looked somewhat neglected and in need of some TLC.Watermill excellent and staff at that part knowledgeable and informative very child friendly. Tea rooms welcoming and reasonably priced. House itself not furnished but they tell you this when you pay at... More 

Thank Waifa
Manchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an hidden gem. Lovely woodland walk to the old water mill. Gardens beautiful to walk around. The house.... well it is in a raw state. The National Trust rented this house to the Sue Ryder charity who ran it as a nursing home.... well that occupation has completely destroyed the fabric of the place. The National Trust are wanting... More 

Thank glowie58
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice way to get away for a couple of hours. I can see that when the daffodils were out the gardens must have looked amazing. Enjoyed the walk to the watermill and to the mine. Had a quick walk through the house but didn't linger as its unfinished so not too much to see.

Thank Colleen F
Egremont, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This is a little gem run by the National Trust. The historic house is interesting and the gardens and orchards well laid out. The is a short walk along the river to the watermill that is working but yet fully restored.

Thank 589Richard

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