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Sizergh Castle

Address: Kendal, England
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Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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North West
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

as members of the NT we thought this was worth a visit as we were staying in the south lakes. nice location and the new cafe / shop is very good. a pity the play area was very small, the bird hide was okay but seemed to have a lack of bird due to lack of food! the castle grounds... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots to do for all of the family. Lovely walks and gardens. If you can't manage the walks there is a lovely café and shop to potter around,

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Wigan, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

would be better to view in the summertime as the ground was to slippy but worth a visit you need to be quite fit as it is steep treck on foot no good far anyone who is wheelchair bound

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I visited this place with my daughter and 5 year old grandson. We knew the house was closed and apart from snowdrops the gardens would not be at their best, we chose to do a couple of walks. There is a cost to visit the house and gardens. The first walk was an "adventure walk" through a small would. Some... More 

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Great place to take visitors - gardens are lovely. Cafe is reasonable too, although in all honesty i’d rather head down the road to the Strickland Arms for a meal...

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

So many lovely walks that are advertised on the National Trust website. Tried 2 from Sizergh and both were moderately strenuous and varied. Definite need for footwear that can stand mud, although there was less today with the snow. Tea room is open weekends out of season and has outdoor seating for dog walkers. Low Sizergh barn also has a... More 

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141 reviews 141 reviews
32 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The house is closed, but have a lovely walk through beautiful countryside followed by coffee and cake in the very reasonable tea room. Great little stopover

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited Sizergh Castle today on a business trip. The staff in the shop and the restaurant where welcoming and cheerful. They do wonderful warm mince pies and lovely coffee, make sure you get a comfy seat in the cafe. We had a guided tour around the Castle listening to the stories about all the rooms by the knowledgeable staff... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sizergh has a very special atmosphere and the fact that the family still live there adds another dimension. The connection with the Stuarts/Jacobites adds interesting historical angles and the gardens are beautiful.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

As I am currently writing a book about Katherine Parr (who is thought to have stayed at Sizergh for a time before her marriage to Henry VIII), I was lucky enough to get a private tour out of season. However, this is a fascinating building which spans 700 plus years. All sorts of architecture in on display, but it is... More 

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