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Allan Bank, Grasmere

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Allan Bank is a grade II listed two-storey villa standing on high ground slightly to the west of Grasmere village in the heart of the Lake District. It is best known for being from 1808 to 1811 the home of William Wordsworth, but it was also occupied at various times by Dorothy Wordsworth, Dora Wordsworth, Thomas De Quincey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Arnold, Matthew Arnold and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley. It is now owned by the National Trust and is open to the public.
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  • This is an unusual National Trust property in that it is very hands on. There are craft and painting activities to do and an honesty box for drinks. You can then take your drinks into the drawing... 
    This is an unusual National Trust property in that it is very hands on. There are craft and painting activities to do and an honesty box for drinks. You can then take your drinks into the drawing...  more »
  • A National Trust property with a difference, very relaxed, lovely views from the rooms, you can make your own drinks for a donation. We'll worth visiting. 
    A National Trust property with a difference, very relaxed, lovely views from the rooms, you can make your own drinks for a donation. We'll worth visiting.  more »
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  • We had a lovely visit here, your able to make yourself a hot or cold drink from the facilities provided. Nice to hear about the history of the house, being owned by one of the founders of the National Trust. Great house to look around & the gardens are stunning. Be sure to walk around them.
  • This National Trust property is certainly quite the hidden gem! Onsite parking is limited and reserved for blue-badge holders only, but don't give it a miss; the walk up to the house is scenic and paved the whole way. It only takes about 5-10 minutes up the drive and is so worth it. The house itself is very cozy and laid out as a series of reading nooks with coffee and tea available in the shop. Walks around the grounds are available for every ability level and red squirrels are easy to spot. I particularly loved the kind and knowledgeable volunteers and staff members who look after everything. I'll certainly be back!

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