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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, Cultural
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The gardens were lovely and there was still lots of colour in October. The house was a bit gloomy in places and I preferred to be outdoors.

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Bath
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was a dull rainy day during half-term. What else do you do but hop off to the nearest National Trust attraction. But instead of being a "because there is nothing else to do" this turned out to be "well worth a detour on any day" sort of place - and for a wide range of people. The family who... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went to Sizergh on a cold, sunny day in October. We went mid-week so thought it would not be too busy..how wrong we were! It was obvious that others knew more than us as it was packed and finding a car parking space was almost impossible. It was well worth the search however, the cvastle is beautifully presented with some... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Family feel to castle close toKendal. Lovely grounds and excellent rock garden. Ideal for family picnic in summer. Many events go on from time to time. Superb restaurant and cafe before you pay to go in.Also has very good National Trust shop.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Home of the Strickland Family for 750 years, a visit here is a must if you love history and Lakeland scenery. Learn about how a noble family who led armies against the Scots and carried the banner of St George at Agincourt, stuck faithfully to the RC religion, were Royalist and Jacobite, yet survived. Attractive features are the Elizabethan panelling,... More

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Essex boy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lovely grounds and garden for a Sunnyv day. House is interesting and was evidently a family Seat. North wing is still occupied. NT on site catering expensive but good

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I liked everything about the visit - the informative staff on the desk, the beautiful gardens, the well maintained castle and all the information provided within. It was a step back in time. The shop was super and the hot meal provided at the cafe was delicious.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The staff here are well-organised, professional and welcoming. The inside of the house/castle itself I found somewhat under-whelming. I don’t remember anything about it (which may say a lot). I went out to the gardens and sat on a bench in the vegetable garden to look back at the castle. Lovely, calming location. The sandwiches in the café seemed expensive... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Yet another lovely N.T. property fantastically volunteered with some of the nicest Autumn colours you could ever wish to see in the gardens. Very interesting tour of the house where kings and queens have been. Great cafe bar lovely staff great afternoon out

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