Sizergh Castle
Sizergh Castle
4.5
Historic SitesNature & Wildlife AreasCastlesGardens
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Doug G
    Seattle, Washington4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A castle home, a castle estate, a wonderful visit
    Sizergh, for a couple visiting from America, was extraordinary: A castle lived in for 800+ years. The rooms were a master study in interior wooden room decor and the inlaid room deserves its extraordinary reputation. The gardens surrounding the castle, while not as extensive as we've seen at other estates, were charming, particularly the relatively recent Rock Garden.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Maya J
    Ulverston, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely area!
    Gorgeous place, the gardens are beautiful. There's a lovely walk through the woods too. Parking might be difficult, however there are places to park on the way there (down the road a bit, it won't be too far of a walk). Definitely worth the visit!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 24 June 2023
  • AlanFCumbria
    Brampton, United Kingdom532 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely visit to a very historic place.
    Lovely place to visit, fascinating historic place with lots to see. Amazing gardens and a visit to the lake essential. No issues with parking, we found a place near the visitor centre which had just been vacated. Only issue was queuing in the cafe, we only wanted coffee, but had to queue with all those people wanting lunch, the lunch service was very slow with one individual serving from the counter and taking orders for the kitchen. With typical National trust inefficiency there were two individuals making coffee & teas which being lunch time were not in demand, so they seemed to be hanging around a lot. After queuing for the best part of 20 mins my coffee took 2 minutes to serve, nice coffee as well!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • rogerstrickland
    Island of Malta, Malta2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Fabulous
    We spent most of the morning at Sizergh Castle followed by lunch at the Strickland Arms down the road. What a lovely experience. The gardens are absolutely fabulous and the guided tour of the castle was detailed, professional, and done with total flair and passion. The National Trust have done a wonderful job of keeping the castle well and the visitors centre is modern, well stocked and the staff are very friendly.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • wilderspin
    Cambridge, United Kingdom159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely walk, and would be great to explore the estate with children
    As we visited on a Monday the house was closed but we enjoyed our 3 mile walk along the well signposted route through woodland etc. It is obviously hilly, so just bear that in mind when you set off, although you can of course take your time along the way. A lovely place to bring children for the day too, and plenty of scenic spots to picnic. Cafe was very busy so seems popular, although we didn't visit it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Mark
    Amersham, United Kingdom1,956 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice house and gardens, very pleasant.
    Just outside Kendal is this 'castle'. Although it dates back a long way it is really more of a stately home with nice gardens than a castle. The gardens near the house are lovely, very well kept and attractively designed. Further afield there are longer walks around the neighbouring estate. The house has a homely feel with lots of personal touches and stories. A very interesting film runs on a regular basis presented by the present head of the family. Well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Chatterboxmegan
    Appley Bridge, United Kingdom1,002 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place but expensive
    We visited at the weekend. We felt the parking charges were steep as it's a pre-paid machine you had to guess how long you might be or risk getting a ticket which was frustrating. This was in addition to the entry fee. The actual gardens are fab and we particularly enjoyed looking round the vegetable/flower plots. There is a honesty box for plants which was lovely, but unfortunately we didn't have any cash on us to purchase anything. We took the walk up the church and view point which took us about an hour return with a pram. We also had a look around the house and enjoyed chatting to the staff/volunteers. There was 1 page of information per room which was a really good bitesize overview of what to look out for. We carried our 12 week old around as there were lots of stairs. All in all enjoyable visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • veryeasilyconfused
    Crewe, United Kingdom288 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to spend a few hours
    Was a little bit surprised at the £7.50 for 4 hours parking on arrival at the castle as I felt this was a bit steep but we did enjoy walking around the gardens and the house was beautiful and steeped in history. I can highly recommend the guided tour of the house. Although it doesn't cover the whole house it is highly informative and interesting. We enjoyed our day here and especially the little black cat that followed us around. Remember to take cat treats if you go!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Katieclem46
    Hamilton, New Zealand703 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out
    Spent a lovely day here exploring the castle and gardens. There is an extensive rock garden. It’s an impressive pile, loaded with fascinating stories, and National Trust experts on hand to interpret 800 years of history. Parking is a wee walk, but there is a pleasant veranda cafe for lunch to recover!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Neldoo
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gardens & parkland
    Not a big fan of the "castle"; there isn't that much to see & it's all just a bit too gloomy. But, the gardens & parkland are stunning. We had gorgeous weather, which only served to enhance the beautiful formal gardens. I could've wandered for hours. And we were lucky enough to encounter Charlie the cat (always a bonus!). The parklands is expansive, with a number of walks varying in length/difficulty. If you have the time, go explore. The walk I chose resulted in some lovely views over the surrounding countryside.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 September 2023
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Jude K
Witton Gilbert, UK1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Disappointed the house was not open (closed on Mondays apart from bank holidays) Although it was worth the trip just for the gardens, they were beautiful, loved seeing all the signs of spring in amongst it all.
Staff were very helpful and friendly and I loved the fact you could borrow wellies whilst you were there, they also had little poppet bags with fidget toys in for children to borrow whilst walking round. ( Our daughter absolutely loved this touch)
Would definitely recommend a visit there and we will definitely be back again
Written 9 April 2024
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JourneymanMerseyside
Merseyside387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Sizergh is not the largest of National Trust properties but is well worth a visit. The Castle is very interesting and there are knowledgeable volunteers on hand to answer any questions. The gardens are beautiful and planting makes the most of the landscaping and pond areas. There are woodland walks as well which are pleasant. Would definitely recommend.
Written 2 April 2024
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187064Satty
Lancaster, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Had a lovely time,great bacon bun and brew in the cafe fantastic visit round gardens and house but trying to leave idiots had parked all the way up the approach road from the Strickland Arms,nightmare trying to get in or out. It was only 1.30 pm and going to get much worse as cars were pouring into the place. There is an overflow car park but that needs £8 ,Nt you need to sort this out,spoilt a super day out
Written 1 April 2024
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Karen F
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We visited with the expectations of of doing the Easter trail but we were told when we had paid for parking that the Easter trail wasn't on any more because they had ran out of eggs so we had one disappointed little boy as we had told him that we were doing the Easter trail. We did get a free bird trail to do which was ok but more for older children. I think the best bit was going through the wild play trail and the nice weather made up for it but it was a bit disappointing really
Written 31 March 2024
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Paul B
Chesterfield, UK1,673 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lovely gardens but disappointed that could not visit the house. Th members book says it is open until 4pm and no mention that the last allowed entrance is 3.15 . We arrived at 3.20 and were refused entry ! Not good NT . Please update your members handbook to give correct information. As a member for over 50 years this was very disappointing.
Written 30 March 2024
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pdecag
Derbyshire109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wonderful walks and we do definitely intend on returning again. Shop and coffee shop are both dog friendly. Had glorious Spring day here and this is a truly lovely place.
Written 29 March 2024
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patricia f
York, UK566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Another lovely visit to Sizergh a week ago,very Good video by the owner Mr Strickland before the tour round.As a disabled lady who cannot walk unaided I was happy to sit inside Downstairs whilst my husband explored upstairs, he was very impressed. We went round the gardens which were full of Spring flowers,only problem for me was the paths very uneven & there was places I couldn't go with my mobility scooter.Didn't spoil my enjoyment as I saw such beautiful scenery.
Written 27 March 2024
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Jephson
Maidstone, UK363 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Lovely gardens and walks with stunning views across to the Lake District and Morecambe Bay.
Car park gets busy at the weekends as this becomes a destination for families, dog walkers and horse riders. Delightful cafe with outdoor seating in the sunshine. Queued for ages just get two coffees, hadn’t realised there was an outside kiosk! Great ice cream.
Written 2 March 2024
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peter m
Liverpool, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Walked up to the church it was a bit steep but the views were worth it.Came down via a different route visited the cafe which was a bit pricey but the food was nice.Will probably come back when the gardens are in bloom.Realised that we didn’t have to pay if we skipped the hall and the gardens (still have to pay for parking). Well worth a visit
Written 29 February 2024
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GinaTourist
Chester, UK137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Really enjoyed our time at Sizegh. Friendly staff in the shop and helpful with guiding us on the right walk to take.
The castle was closed for visitors but we went knowing this, we walked two of the 4 paths and appreciated the hard work put into the castle grounds. We will be returning!
Written 22 February 2024
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