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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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  • We visited on a drizzly day at opening with the hope of seeing red squirrels. We were not disappointed as we sat in the study for 45 minutes watching the red squirrels run in and out of the woods to.....  more
    We visited on a drizzly day at opening with the hope of seeing red squirrels. We were not disappointed as we sat in the study for 45 minutes watching the red squirrels run in and out of the woods to.....  more »
  • A different take on a national trust property. Very child friendly with lots of information inside and out. Easy walk from the village 
    A different take on a national trust property. Very child friendly with lots of information inside and out. Easy walk from the village  more »
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  • What a fabulous and unusual NT property. Delightful house in a delightful location, but not your typical NT place - a place to relax, read, enjoy the views, and for kids, lots of creative stuff indoors, and woodland adventures outside. Spectacular views from the woodland walk too, down to the lake, and across the valley to Helm Crag. And if all that isn't enough, and you have patience enough to watch and wait, there are red squirrels!
  • Great experience. Well done National Trust for a thoroughly laid-back experience. Useful collection of books, photographs and resources for you to explore at leisure. No need for any exhibitions, though. Just have the courage to let the place speak for itself!

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