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Orchard was the best oart

We enjoyed strolling through the small orchard, though the bush walk was much of a muchness, and... read more

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TeamIan
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Amazing collection of herbs!

Sadly our time at Acorn Bank was limited. The gardens are beautifully kept and we found lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
john e
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today via mobile

We enjoyed strolling through the small orchard, though the bush walk was much of a muchness, and the house itself was in a sad state of repairs (I believe they are working on restoring this part of the property). An okay place to visit, but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sadly our time at Acorn Bank was limited. The gardens are beautifully kept and we found lots of different things to admire. I have never seen so many different herbs, categorized by their reputed applications. I love cranesbills (true geraniums) and was pleased to see...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We included Acorn Bank in a tour of historic sites in the area. This national trust property is a work in progress but has a number of points of interest. The woodland trail is well thought out with plenty of quirky points of interest for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited this interesting house and grounds complete with working water mill and drift mine plus gardens once before and found it interesting decided to revisit it as the weather was undecided what to do, special point is that the woodlands areas allow dogs but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 4 year old around the walk and it was lovely. The fairy houses are such an exciting find for little ones.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank HethT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While heading toward Scotland, we spied the brown signed announcing Acorn Bank and decided to visit. It turned out to be a great afternoon. Lovely house, beautiful tranquil gardens, a nice tea room and a working mill. While the interior of the house is under...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DACETC
Reviewed August 17, 2019

Such a special place, gorgeous gardens and orchard. Always a good place for wildlife. Follow up with tea and cake at the cafe

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DDawdlers
Reviewed August 16, 2019

I love these smaller National Trust sites! This is a really nice place, lovely gardens and interesting house. Hope to return.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jollace
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

We stopped off at Acorn Bank for a bit of a break on the way to Scotland. Lovely grounds, both the manicured aspect adjacent to the house as well as the lovely walk in the deciduous woodland which took in the mill and gypsum mine....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 205RichardB
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Interesting place to visit with a watermill and gardens but I think it would have been better with some sunshine ;) Nice, easy strolling to be had.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Kathy W
October 12, 2018|
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Response from boydy73 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure as we are NT members check website.
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Jacqueline B
August 12, 2018|
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Response from boydy73 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in the water mill but can do the walk down must be kept on a lead at all times. It takes around 15mins to walk.
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L19P
July 29, 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has. Heartily recommend a visit, but book on the tour. Gardens are good as well.
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