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Sizergh Castle

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Address: Kendal, England
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Interesting - though odd - historic house in Kendal

I visited Sizergh on the way home after a few days in the Lakes; its proximity to the M6 makes it a useful stopping point. It's a typical National Trust property, in the sense... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The grounds around the castle provided a really nice walk and trail with the children. We took the children inside the castle and we all agreed that the interior was both interesting and fascinating. The children found the trails very enjoyable and the guides were very informative and helpful. This provided a really good place to visit on our way... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

April not a good time to see gardens as few things in bloom .I imagine in summer it is great. I am agardener and I have more colour in my garden than in htis one.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Had a another great trip to Sizergh. It was a cold and blustery day but we had a warm welcome from the staff as usual. They are always willing to share their knowledge. It was fascinating to discover new items that we missed have missed in the past. Bought a fabulous cook book and a lovely set of pastry cutters.... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Not only is the building of real interest - the various extensions over the centuries, but because it has been in the same family for so long it is full of wonderful and priceless furniture and artefacts. The NT volunteers were knowledgeable and helpful; each room also had informative leaflets. We saw, enjoyed and learnt. The NT shop was also... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I visited Sizergh on the way home after a few days in the Lakes; its proximity to the M6 makes it a useful stopping point. It's a typical National Trust property, in the sense that there is a house, gardens and grounds to explore. There is a newly built reception area with toilets, a cafe, an outdoor decking area and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a day! Not only did we love the castle which was beautiful, every single staff member there were wonderful. Always happy to help and chatted to us in every single room, quenching our thirst for historical knowledge. Special mention to Sue and Carol at reception, who were fantastic, they went out of their way to help us, and made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This house ( really more house than castle!) has been with the same family for about the last 800 years . Donated to the National Trust in the 1950s the Horny-Old Strickland family still have a wing of this fine old country estate house . It's size means that it's possible to follow their story better than on some of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Second visit to Sizergh on way to/from Lake District. Gardens have lots of interesting places to discover including walled gardens, a big rock/pond garden and around the lake. Cafe is standard NT fare. Unfortunately we couldn't go in the castle as it's closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited the gardens on a Friday during Easter and didn't realise that the house was not open on Fridays and Saturdays. Nevertheless the gardens are beautiful. It did help that is was a lovely sunny day. Our children are 10 and 8 and they really enjoyed the gardens and especially liked the Wild Trail which is accessible via the... More 

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Dorset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is worth a visit as the old part of the house is well preserved. Guides were very friendly and informative. Lovely kitchen garden. Not as big as some NT places but worth a couple of hours and a trip to the Farm Shop further down the road.

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