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Sizergh Castle, Kendal

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Gifted to the National Trust in 1950 but still inhabited by the Strickland family, Sizergh Castle houses a 14th-century solar tower surrounded by a Tudor house. Admire the Elizabethan oak-paneled interiors, inlaid chamber, period furniture and centuries-old portraits. Explore the seven-hectare Dutch garden, which includes a pond, lake, a national collection of ferns and the largest limestone rock garden belonging to the National Trust. Try to spot a Hawfinch, an elusive bird best seen in winter and spring. View the night sky unobstructed by light pollution from Church Fell and browse the gift shop and plant sales before you go. Check for events online in advance. There is 142 mi (229 km) of parking. Put Sizergh Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kendal visit site .
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  • August 21, 2017
    We visited Sizergh while we were visiting the Lake District. The gardens are fantastic and luckily the weather was on our side so we could take our time. The house itself was only open for three hours...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Beautiful gardens, a very nice place for a long stroll on a sunny day - we didn't go inside, but we enjoyed our walk a lot.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Visited on a sunny day so was able to enjoy the gardens/grounds. Not overcrowded and plenty of parking considering we visited at peak time. House was also interesting to see. Recommended.  more »
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  • Great place, only had time for the gardens (they were brilliant) will need to come back again to see them in another season, as well as looking round the house. The volunteers were all friendly and helpful, the cafe, much better than some NT places we have been to. If you do go, I recommend taking the 30 min walk to Helsington Church, spectacular views on a clear day, well worth the walk
  • Favourite National trust garden in Lancashire, love the changing colours of seasons. Castle interesting but staff were rude. Nice food in the cafe.
  • Wow I love it here, great for all ages! Fantastic walks from the car park. Great gardens hall and food!
  • Very pleasant to visit and explore the gardens and castle. Interesting history and guides provide a real insight into the rooms, family and property. Cafe sandwiches a bit of a letdown hense 4.5 stars
  • This is a delightful national trust property with scenic gardens, a fascinating house and plenty to see and do. Gardens include a large rockery, scenic pond, fascinating old barn, burgeoning kitchen garden, an orchard and a newly completed fern garden (unexpectedly fascinating). The house itself is also very interesting, with knowledgeable guides and interesting rooms and artefacts. A great day out.

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