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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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  • This house is old and has been significantly changed over and over again over the centuries making it truly fascinating. Wrap up well if you go in cold weather as it is barely heated (it’s probably al...  more »
  • Enjoyed our visit here Had just joined the National Trust so free entry and free parking Would recommend a visit here  more »
  • A lovely place to visit for all ages. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept with a large rockery style garden (with a pond full of currently breeding frogs)and herb garden with a small lake out...  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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