An interesting place to visit and not very well known is Acorn Bank which is a beautiful sandstone Manor House, park and woodland situated in the Eden Valley near Temple Sowerby. Travel time from Lothlorien is about 45 minutes. The house dates back to the 13th century when it’s first owners were the Knights Templar in 1228.
With 180 acres of park and woodland a restored Watermill and a walled garden there is plenty to see and do. The tour of the house is fascinating hearing about its history from it being a Hospital of St John in 1323 through to it being owned by a local landowner called Thomas Dalston and finally being given to the National Trust by the Yorkshire writer, art collector and traveller called Dorothy Una Radcliffe in 1950.