Allan Bank

“The loveliest spot that man hath ever found” according to William Wordsworth – and we are rather inclined to agree with him.

Opened to the public for the first time ever in March 2012, Allan Bank is a place to relax in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea while the children play. Once home to William Wordsworth and National Trust founder Canon Rawnsley, Allan Bank was rescued from the ravages of fire in 2011. Now partially restored and undecorated, the house offers you the opportunity to see and touch the many layers of this home’s fascinating history.

What else is nearby?

Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum

Armitt Museum & Library

Brockhole –  the Lake District Visitor Centre

Address: Grasmere, near Ambleside, LA22 9QB
015394 35143


Opening times and facilities may be different to anything published here due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details on the members own website.


Junction 36 M6, then take the A591 to Grasmere village. Allan Bank is a short 10 minute walk up the hill from the Red Lion hotel / Miller Howe Café in centre of village.


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