Sizergh Castle
Historic Sites • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Castles • Gardens
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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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SilentPetri
Kuopio, Finland70 contributions
Jul 2022
A compact and nice place. A bit of a walk from the bus stop to the Castle, but hey - there is one excellent pub in between.
Written 16 November 2022
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C C
Wolverhampton, UK4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Lovely grounds and gardens to walk around in Autumn colours. Interesting maze of a house with lots of twists and turns.
Written 28 October 2022
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ophelia1953
Massachusetts151 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Charming NT staff, great house to peruse, lovely gardens, terrific cafe. The video by the current owner (36th generation?) is wonderful. We stayed in the dower/farmhouse on the property and it was so nice, none of us wanted to leave. Couldn’t have been better for a vacation in the Lake District.
Written 27 October 2022
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK6,403 contributions
Jun 2022
Sizergh Castle is a picturesque medieval house overlooking a lake with extensive grounds including wetland, woodland and small orchards. We enjoyed exploring the large gardens; including the formal garden, a rock garden, fruit wall and stumpery. My favourite part was the rock garden and I also loved the pond where the house reflected in the water in the sunshine - great photo opportunities! There were also thousands and thousands of tadpoles in the water when we visited in June! Also hundreds of different flowers in bloom everywhere.

You can easily spend a full day here, if combining a visit with a walk in the area. We spent maybe 2 hours looking around the gardens and less than 1 hour inside the house. The video introduction is recommended before you begin to tour around the house. There are several seats to take the weight off and the video lasts around 15 minutes.

There are several signposted walking routes through the estate, averaging around 2 miles each but can combine for longer walk. We went on the Park End Moss route through Brigsteer Park Woods and via the marsh/bird hide before coming back via Holestack Woods (attached photo of map with all walking routes). The route to the church is also recommended. There were several steep hills on the route we took, which I sometimes found a bit of a struggle, being nearly 9 months pregnant, but the paths were mostly very good and there was lots of shade in the trees for most of the walk.

Gardens are open from 10am to 5pm, the house is open 12pm to 3.30pm. Tickets are £13 each or free for National Trust members. Remember to scan membership card at the parking machine, otherwise parking is £6.

We enjoyed our visit and would recommend a short detour for anyone on the way to the Lake District.
Written 26 October 2022
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Karen B
Preston, UK750 contributions
Oct 2022
Outstanding gardens and just a superb example of a country seat/ house. Many particularly interesting exhibits. Would easily recommend to anyone interested in stately homes.
Written 14 October 2022
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NewZealand-7
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND441 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The house wasn’t open the day we visited, but that did not matter. The gardens and grounds were beautiful. Best I have seen them.
Written 13 October 2022
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sumel2016
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK63 contributions
Sep 2022
Although not huge the garden is lovely . The castle is a myriad of rooms and lots to see. Felt more than comfortable taking our time looking at things of interest. Check the opening time for the castle as it was midday the day we went but the weather was fine so we enjoyed walking round the garden
Written 12 October 2022
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Alessandra M
manchester18 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
What a fantastic place.
I have wanted to visit for many years and it didn’t disappoint.

So many aspects of the grounds to explore, something for everyone.

Lovely cafe and gift shop, we bought some momento - locally crafted wooden mushrooms ornaments.

The castle itself is a labyrinth of rooms, sewn together from different eras to make a truly interesting building.

The kitchen gardens and orchard are gorgeous, and meeting Charlie the Cat was a highlight!

Further outside the walls of the gardens are fields to explore with the most amazing views.

Can’t wait to return.
Written 12 October 2022
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MKFinchie
Milton Keynes311 contributions
Sep 2022
Really enjoyed my visit to this beautiful property. The gardens were fabulous, especially the spectacular rock garden full of autumnal acers and ferns around the water, and the mirror lake with the castle reflecting in it. The house was also interesting - quite a rambling maze of floors and rooms which have seen a lot of history. There was a nice purpose built cafe and shop at the entrance, although the toilets looked a bit shabby in comparison. Food was good.
Written 5 October 2022
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Brian M
Thirsk, UK204 contributions
Oct 2022
Try and pick a day when the house is open as it is well worth a visit, the gardens also are worth exploring with a few very pleasant surprises, very helpful volunteers to assist in your exploration.
Written 4 October 2022
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