"Sizergh Castle" Lake District National Park Things to Do Tip by zuriga

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I don't know if I would call this stately home a 'castle,' but it was an interesting National Trust site to visit near Kendal in the Lake District. The gardens were very pretty, especially a huge field of daffodils (late April). At the back of the house is a large pond and beautiful views of the property. The construction of the first part of the 'castle,' was started in medieval times.

Still lived in by the Strickland family, Sizergh has many tales to tell and certainly feels lived in, with centuries-old portraits and fine furniture sitting alongside modern family photographs. There's a nice NT cafe and gift shop.

If you arrive early, there are tickets available for a personal tour at 12, but they go quickly starting at about 10 a.m.

Address: Near Kendal
Directions: From Lake District take A591 south then A590 towards Barrow-in-Furness. Sat Nav: enter LA8 8DZ
Phone: 015395 60951
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-sizerghcastlegarden

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 3, 2010
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