Sizergh Castle, National Trust
Average time spent – 2-3 hours.
Things to do at Sizergh Castle review
Sizergh Castle is maintained by the National Trust near Kendal in Cumbria. The Strickland family have lived at Sizergh for more than 750 years and it remains their home today.
The castle is set in landscaped gardens and was based on an impressive 14th-century solar tower. The castle was extended in Tudor times. You can explore the castle and many of its rooms many of which have a medieval feel to them.
The 1400 acre gardens has two walks which you can download to your smartphone. There are two lakes, a woodland garden, kitchen garden, woodland and a large limestone rock garden. Children can enjoy a natural play trail, pond dipping and quizzes.
The wild play trail takes you into the woods. Along the way thee are tree trunks to hop along, woode beams to balance on and tunnels to srawl through with clues to find along the way with a rope swing at the end. It is roughly a mile-long loop returning to the car park. Wellies and boots are recommended.
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Important Information Sizergh Castle
Eating – There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic in the gardens.
Facilities in brief – Castle you can explore with extensive gardens, a wild play trail, walks and more. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE or Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE to members of the National Trust. Mid-range. Tickets are cheap at the moment due to not everything being open because of covid. Tickets are usually around £11 for an adult and £5 for a child. Family tickets are available
Opening: Sizergh castle is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dog friendly? Apart from assistance dogs, pet dogs are not allowed in the house and garden. However they are permitted around the rest of the estate.
Address: Sizergh, Kendal LA8 8DZ, Cumbria, England. Phone: 015395 60951
Category – Castle – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
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