Bank Garden and Watermill
Situated at Temple, Sowerby close to Penrith in
the North East of Cumbria and belongs to the National
You will find England's largest and best garden in culinary
and medicinal herbs with fine oaks that surround the
garden and in spring have a vast display of daffodils
around them. Within the walls you will find two 
orchards with fruit trees and around the orchards mixed
boarders with shrubs, herbaceous plants and roses.
Also can be found is the well garden and you could
take a woodland walk that runs beside the Crowdundle
Beck and a picnic area that can be found in a woodland
The mill was opened to the public after being restored
in 1997 after being derelict for a long time and the
mill can be seen working sometimes with the use of volunteers.
leaflet can be purchased that describes the workings
of the mill from where the water comes from the weir
some distance away, to the water being taken from Crowdundle
Beck to drive the waterwheels, the kiln where the grain
would be dried before milling, the four  pairs of
millstones in line with two being worked by each waterwheel,
and also the barn and yard where the miller would have
kept pigs which were fed on waste from the mill.
There is a cafe that sells light refreshments, a National
Trust Shop where you can browse or purchase gifts and
plants can also be bought.
It is advisable to
contact Acorn Bank prior to your visit if there is something
specific you wish to see or any alterations have been
made to the Opening times and the attraction itself.
Further information and details on opening
times, costs and facilities please contact or
visit their website.
Location - North of
Temple Sowerby close to Penrith on the A66.