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Sizergh Castle

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Address: Kendal, England

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Lovely national trust property!

The castle has lots of car parking and do events all year. Interesting castle and beautiful grounds which are great to have a picnic in or wander around on a warm summer day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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liverpool
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Liked the castle and the grounds, There is also a shop and a cafe on site. I felt that the prices in the cafe and the shop were a bit heavy although it is owned by the national trust and goes to the up keep of the buildings.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The castle has lots of car parking and do events all year. Interesting castle and beautiful grounds which are great to have a picnic in or wander around on a warm summer day.

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West Midlands
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were in Kendal for a few days staying a the CC site, We went out on the bikes and stopped off at Sizergh Castle for our lunch. The grounds are great for a Picnic , The Castle is relatively small compaird to others but worth a visit if you are a NT member.

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Cumbria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visit Sizergh Castle regularly as we live nearby. It's a National Trust property and the house is open part of the year, the gardens all year round. The sunken rock garden is amazing and the house very interesting, there are lots of places for kids to explore and plenty of outdoor fun to be had including snail racing! The... More 

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Columbus Ohio
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142 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were expecting more like an old castle. I guess this was my fault for not looking it up on the internet before we went. Major tourist trap, I was just disappointed after I left. I do not recommend if time is tight on your England trip.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although it is called sizergh castle it is not a typical castle, it is more like a large stately home. The building looks amazing from the outside and had a really peaceful tranquil feel to it. Unfortunately not much had flowered in the gardens but they were lovely to walk around with plenty of benches. There is a good gift... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like old houses and gardens with the option to walk further afield then this is a place worth visiting

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

An Interesting house with a long history that was cleverly and amusingly brought to life by the informative guide (£1pp extra for guided house tours). Parts of the house are off limits because members of the Strickland family still live there however, this does not detract from the visit as there is still plenty to see and do. The extensive... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This property is among the best the National Trust has to offer. The House has a lot of history, the guides were helpful and informative and it is pleasant to go for a stroll in the grounds.

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North West
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 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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