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Sizergh Castle

Kendal, England
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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Cumbria
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137 reviews 137 reviews
31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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