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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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • An amazing day out and exactly what the reviews here promised so I won't repeat what they said but a couple of things to add. The parking can get busy, it's worth checking ahead to see if they have an event on as that makes the parking quite tricky. We got there at 12:30 and it was about 50% full, when we left a couple of hours later it was maybe 90% full.The house itself, maybe obviously, has stairs so isn't suitable for pushchairs but it's a short safe walk from the car park to the shop where you buy the tickets and then to the house itself. I promised not to repeat other reviews, but the staff were amazingly helpful and super interested in helping my 5 year old daughter with her Sizergh quiz sheet! Superb.
  • Very interesting properties which has undergone many changes to its structure over the years. Arrived early to get on a very informative tour (only 16 places available). The wooden panelling is magnificent. Lovely garden to wander round.
  • National trust property always busy. Good cafe with meals cooked using food grown in the kitchen garden. Tours of the castle are informative and the garden is beautiful.
  • Excellent house and gardens. Rooms are open to allow close inspection of the vast array of interesting and beautiful artifacts. Gardens are very well maintained, full of variety and colour.
  • Really lovely grounds and gardens - house doesn't seem to be open much! Docent led tours of outside were great

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