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“Interesting visit”
Review of Sizergh Castle

Sizergh Castle
Ranked #3 of 46 things to do in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We have visited Sizergh on a couple of occasions and there is always something different to see. The Castle is very interesting for both adults and children alike. The gardens are beautiful and easy to walk around. It was particularly spectacular with all the rhododendrons and azaleas in bloom.

Thank ManxCat425
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We went round the gardens the other day and all the spring flowers were out. I loved the snail sculptures made out of logs.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The house is lovely and the gardens are a delight, but don't expect a 'real' castle - it's a manor house with delusions of grandeur ( or maybe the family has!). We went on the guided tour , which focussed very much on the Strickland family who have occupied the house for the last 700 years. As they still live there, even though the National Trust pick up all the bills for the upkeep, the family has put restrictions on which parts of the house are open to the public. This, unfortunately does not include the Elizabethan chapel and library, or the kitchens which are even older. If you are interested in the history of fashion, the range of family portraits gives an amazing insight into how fashions have changed over the past 500 years. None of the pictures are masterpieces and some are really amateurish ,but nevertheless are interesting. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The castle is even more special because it is still a home and we have to respect that. The guide was very informative and obviously loves the place. The tea room was exceptional and the soup was homemade and excellent.We thought the garden was fabulous especially the rock garden which was being rejuvenated and we extended our visit by enjoying a walk up to the old quarry which gave us some amazing views.
We shall definitely visit again.

Thank Marty K
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I visited Sizergh for the Woollen Woods outdoor installation, to which I contributed. This is a lovely National Trust property, reached by me on foot from the bus stop on the main road. It's an easy walk.

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