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Sizergh Castle

Kendal, England
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was my second attempt to visit the House as the last time I visited on a Friday and it was closed. (I have to say I was most disappointed and quite understand many people's comments about the opening hours). However, I'm pleased I made the effort to return. I paid the extra £1 to go on the house tour... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Fab day out - would recommend the tour which was carried out by a friendly and knowledgeable lady. Grounds were also stunning. Cannot fault it and would recommend to anyone

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Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Over the previous 24 hours, we'd had an enthusiastic National Trust guide for Townend, a self-guided audio tour for Muncaster Castle, and then we came to Sizergh Castle which had personal guides for organised groups (the Women's Institute was one), NT guides per room, and laminated sheets. After experiencing all three, we decided that a guided tour with someone who... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just on the southern edge of the Lakes, stands this small and splendid castle. We enjoyed a glorious sunny day when we visited, which brought out the best of it's intimate garden and surrounding fields. The hall was packed with domestic items from many periods, most authentic and with some rooms currently still in use by the Strickland family there... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had a nice day out even though the weather wasn't brilliant. There was a warm welcome and even had umbrellas you could use to see the beautifully landscaped garden. Since we are National Trust members would didn 't pay an entrance fee. The best part of our visit was the helpful staff who really know their stuff about the house.... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very peaceful gentle walk around the house and gardens. Took my elderly mum for a gentle walk around the gardens which she really enjoyed. Lovely spot with good facilities.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I visited Sizergh Castle on 11th July 2014; this visit was in stark contrast to a negative report we recently made about another National Trust Property. The NT said they would look into this but alas we are still awaiting a response. Sizergh-Signs From entry signs to looking around the property navigation is easy. The Staff give... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

As members of the National Trust, my wife and I were keen to max out our membership and sought to visit as many NT properties we could find in the Lakes (not that many as we found out but great for car parking free). So it was we visited Sizergh. Set in lovely grounds, great for easy exploring and with... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On our way home after a brilliant weekend in the Lake District, we called at Sizergh Castle. Well worth a visit, lots of history. Once again, this is a lived-in home and unlike Wray Castle it is a real medieval house. One feels the warmth of the house being a family home by all the modern photographs mixed in with... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited here on a beautiful sunny day. The gardens were interesting with many different styles. Croquet on the lawn, lots of photo opportunities, staff friendly and helpful, delightful shop. Staff member in restaurant area rude but perhaps she was having a bad day. No dogs allowed in gardens but can enjoy walks around the estate. We'll worth a visit

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