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Beautiful setting

Small country house set in beautiful location. The house is in need of interior decoration, but... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Red Squirrel spotting

Our first visit here as we were staying in Grasmere village. It was well worth the ten minute walk... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Small country house set in beautiful location. The house is in need of interior decoration, but this does not detract from the lovely experience. The staff are most helpful. Unusually for national trust, you are positively encouraged to make use of the facilities. You are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank denise977
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Our first visit here as we were staying in Grasmere village. It was well worth the ten minute walk for the stunning views, warm welcome and of course the cute squirrels! We spent longer than we anticipated reading about the previous residents of the house...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

I have been before but enjoyed going back on a wet day when it was good to get a coffee and sit by a warm fire ! I am a National Trust member so was admitted without charge. But this place is different to many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary E
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely short woodland walk. Sadly didn't see any red squirrels but it was quite busy when we were there. Lots of activities for younger children in the house.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Went to see Red's and we were not disappointed, the views from this place are amazing especially in autumn. The house is rather small but from my point of view it's the conservation of the red's in the area that is more important. The walks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I visit Allen Bank every year and have done so now for 4 years. Staff are always very polite and knowledgeable. Allen Bank itself is amazing.The views are spectacular and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 210beth
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The house is currently being restored after a disastrous fire. It is currently a family friendly place to relax and enjoy the fine views of the fells and Grasmere

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andyccox
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This National Trust property had suffered a severe fire and has been restored to plaster only walls however it has great history, views, a large tiered garden with good but steep paths and if you are lucky red squirrels and deer to be spotted. Lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

We have been NT members for a number of years and we regularly take our granddaughter to local NT attractions in our area during the school holidays. Yesterday was our first visit to Allan Bank and it will not be our last as for things...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank willowtraveller6
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We visited Allan Bank and expected to spend an hour or so here.... however we ended up spending nearly 4 hours here!!! So much effort had been put into decorating the property and gardens, including the billiards room outbuilding, and the kids did a spooky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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