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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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  • Revisit after 20 yrs! Absolutely terrific building packed with period features, beautiful furniture, artwork and information. Really friendly, helpful staff and super grounds. Took a visiting, well tr...  more »
  • We decided to stop in to Sizergh on our way home from a stay in the Lakes, and we are glad that we did. With three children and an energetic Vizla to boot we were looking for plenty to keep our "gang"...  more »
  • Lovely place nice and easy with the wheelchair staff are great very pleasant and helpful. We had a lovely coffee and homemade shortbread after a wander around the shop. Thank you  more »
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  • It looks beautiful and plenty to see however very little of it is accessible with a pram. Also the website is out of date and they do not hire baby slings. The staff were friendly and the cafe looked nice. The grounds were well maintained and had we been able to access it I'm sure would have been lovely.
  • Always a delight to visit, even if it's only to stroll in the park or gardens. If you're feeling like a real leg stretch there are some good trails to follow, many with magnificent views. The shop and cafe complex is very pleasant and the food is simple but very tasty. Some very interesting birds in the vicinity of the cafe and car park.
  • A well maintained NT property. The rooms are very dark so it's hard to judge the exhibition quality. Nevertheless the historical interpretation is well balanced between presentation, preservation and promotion of the family and buildings. The property has good gardens and very extensive lands around the buildings for walks. Food at the property has local content, and is very appealing. However its busy and rather noisy, the coffee machine produced more than 80db of noise in a very narrow room
  • Great day out with the kids. Planned to stay an hour, ended up spending the day. The Wild Trail was a big hit with our three kids (ages 8,6,5) and the Rock Garden was great to explore. There were trees to climb and plenty of space to run around. Helped that the weather was glorious on an April Saturday. Would like to visit again in the summer when more lawns are open and more plants are flowering. Good cafe and shop.
  • Lovely gardens plants are all marked up. The house is very old staff are friendly and very informative would have given 5* if a bit cheaper it's good for us though as we are national trust members and visit quite a few so membership is the way to go
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