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25. Allan Bank House

Wordsworth associations

English Lake District, Cumbria (ex Cumberland/Westmorland)

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The Poet William Wordsworth's home for a while.

 

The countryside north of Allan Bank and Helm Crag in the distance.

 

The daffodils at Allan Bank

 

The south facing rooms of Allan Bank with the spring daffodils.

 

Allan Bank is a pleasant place to take a quiet break.

 

Looking out through the main entrance of Allan Bank

 

Looking down from Allan Bank towards Grasmere.

 

Grasmere from the garden of Allan Bank

 

One of the downstairs room and the stairs to the 2nd floor of Allan Bank.

 

The landing of Allan Bank, and you can see burnt doors from the disastrous fire of 2011.

 

The walls have been left as they were in Allan Bank

 

Looking out of an Allan Bank window down to Grasmere

 

A most comfortable room in Allan Bank

 

The 'art' room in Allan Bank

 

Sit down and sketch or paint a picture in Allan Bank

 

The 'gallery' in the art room of Allan Bank

 

Not a bad scene to relax to!

 

The 'help yourself' cafe area for some light refreshment.

Allan Bank was built by John Gregory Crump in 1805-1808. The Wordsworths moved into Allan Bank in 1808. In 1811 the Wordsworths moved into the Rectory in Grasmere.

 

Allan Bank house seems to be surrounded by daffodils

 

The 'writing' room in Allan bank.

 

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The children's playroom in Allan Bank

 

The Chorley Hopkinson Mountaineering Library

 

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A 'handy' bit of art!

 

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The stained glass in the ?

 

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Part of the walk around the grounds of Allan Bank

 

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Looking up towards Helm Crag

 

View of Allan Bank from the walk

 

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Allan Bank in winter

 

On the left the white house of Allan Bank viewed from across Grasmere in winter.

 

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