Sizergh Castle

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Gaynor S
Solihull, UK454 contributions
What a lovely way to while away an hour.
Oct 2021
After an annoying route, to get to the Castle, because you can't turn right across the main road, arrived at the car park, plenty big enough, some tarmac, some just stones.
There is a very nice restaurant on the right, as you walk in, and a shop on the left, with the ticket area.
Prices are reasonable, but check, as the castle isn't open every day.
The grounds are beautiful, especially the Rock Garden, plus there is an amazing perfume, from one of the trees in the garden.
The garden isn't large, but there are plenty of fields you can stroll around, adjacent.
Think you need reasonable weather, but a lovely place,
Written 21 October 2021
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René Ramon
Stamford Bridge, UK927 contributions
A lovely Castle near Kendal.
Oct 2021
I must driven past it numerous times whilst working in Cumbria. Now on pension, we decided to actually see it and it's wonderful.
Nice to see a castle not ruined and still lived in by the family going back hundred of years. We went to see the garden too with various aspects of Japanese acer trees and New Zealand fern trees.
Written 11 October 2021
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Loader365
Honiton, UK17 contributions
Lovely
Oct 2021
We went around the gardens which were beautiful. Great coffee shop which is right next to the car park with a grassy area for picnics. Only downside is the parking if you are not a National Trust member. If you are a member then this is the perfect place to stop for a drink and a stretch of the legs if you are nearby or passing by on the motorway.
Written 8 October 2021
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Richard H
Bedford, UK112 contributions
Marvellous Castle to explore
Oct 2021 • Couples
Marvellous castle to look around with great gardens. The house is very homely - the family still live there - so each visited room is laid out as they use it. The room stewards were interesting, full of extra facts to bring the rooms alive.
The gardens are lovely too, well maintained. The Rock Garden is much fun if you have children - lots of room for hide and seek, and secret paths.
And the car parking is near the property, rather than miles away, as NT seems to be creating elsewhere. Such extra walking can be difficult for those with less mobility.
Written 6 October 2021
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Bansteadfamily
Surrey, UK271 contributions
Great gardens, huge piece of history
Sep 2021
As NT members we didn't have to pay for parking but i felt frustration from others. The house was well worth a visit, BUT there aren't enough guides or knowledgeable guides ( covid outcome i guess) and there are no information leaflets in the rooms. We wandered around not knowing what we were looking at most of the time, so we didn't stay long in the house. A laminated board in each room wouldn't be that difficult to do.
After the house we looked at the cafe and the queues and the lack of under cover seating ( it was raining) and left. We turned left out of the drive down to the Low Sizergh Barn Tea room and had a fantastic lunch and watched the cows being milked. Great shop attached as well with gifts and food.
Written 3 October 2021
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1MFM
Chorley, UK325 contributions
Super Sizergh
Oct 2021 • Couples
Passed the sign to the castle many times but never visited until now. Worth a visit to see the beautiful medieval oak panelled rooms if you are a trust member. Pleasant surroundings for a walk and nice gift shop and small cafe. Very busy on Saturdays and restricted ticketing from 10am. Recommended.
Written 2 October 2021
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uhhtffr
Leicester, UK10 contributions
Not a great experience
Sep 2021
We arrived at 12.00 to find the place absolutely over flowing with people. You now have to pay to park but unless you are a NT member (which we aren’t any more) you need cash for the parking machine! Who has cash in this post COVID world? We managed to scrape just enough for a two hour stay (we would have stayed longer). The parking meter is at the entrance to the cafe so you have to walk over there and then Go back to your car and then back to the cafe/shop to buy your house tickets! By this time we were absolutely soaked as it was pouring with rain. We bought our tickets but then couldn't Go into the castle for 45 minutes. So, we thought we’d buy a drink and maybe a sandwich. However, the queue for food and drink was so long and the service so slow, then by the time we got to the service point, it was time to go into the castle so we didn’t Buy drinks or food. By the time we came out of the castle, we only had time for a very quick walk around a bit of the gardens and then our time was up. Overall, a very expensive and poor value visit. I know that the NT have had a tough year, but if they want to encourage more visitors, this is not the way to do it. Try visiting Levens Hall where the parking is free, the hall is beautiful and full of history, the food is amazing and so is the service.
Written 30 September 2021
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legunas
Darlington, UK30 contributions
Give it a miss if you own a dog
Sep 2021 • Friends
Visited there today and paid my entry , the trip was a long diversion but I wanted to see the place.
I’d love to write a review for the castle snd grounds but do isn’t get to see either , why? I had a dog with me
Others with dogs got refused entry also

Absolutely fuming , there’s no need, ridiculous policy .
Written 24 September 2021
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Jan H
1 contribution
Setting a poor example
Sep 2021
My husband and I are regular visitors to Sizergh and the Cafe and have never been disappointed - until yesterday. We went for lunch and had weak leek and potato soup served in a cardboard container and given a plastic teaspoon with which to eat it. A plastic knife was given to spread one pat of butter onto a rather pathetic piece of bread. Is the use of single use crockery/cutlery the “way to go” for the National Trust? The usually excellent coffee was being served in cardboard cups. This is not acceptable especially as 2 weeks ago we were still being served food and drink with proper crockery and cutlery. If this is the new way of serving food etc we will, in future, resort to bringing our own food and drink. What a let down, but the gardens are still superb to visit.
Written 22 September 2021
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Sharon Elliott
London, UK65 contributions
Really Surprising
Sep 2021
I wasn't that keen on going but thanks to very helpful guides and a well told history I am really glad I did. The gorgeous sunshine did help though. The house is fascinating but the gardens blew me away. Far better than many of the bigger botanical gardens I have visited . So beautifully kept and most things labelled. Can't wait to visit again when fortunate enough to be up that way again.
Written 20 September 2021
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