Best known for its collection of 250 herbs and traditional fruit orchards. Sample the tea-room menu with culinary herbs from the garden used daily in soups, salads and scones, and fruit from the orchards used in delicious puddings and cakes. Wander along the Crowdundle Beck to the partially restored watermill, spot some wildlife then enjoy the views across the Eden Valley to the Lake District from the magnificent backdrop of the sandstone house (which, although is not open to the public, adds to the wonderful setting). Find out more by calling 01768 361893 or email acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk