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“Lovely day out, very kid-friendly” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sizergh Castle

Sizergh Castle
Kendal, England
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Kendal
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely day out, very kid-friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Sizergh Castle has a big house to explore, very nice gardens (I don't think we saw them at their best), walks on the estate, and of course, the ubiquitous National Trust shop and cafe.

The staff couldn't have been more helpful when they saw we had a baby, and guided us to accessible routes round the garden, etc. They also lent us a baby carrier so we could take him round the house.

The room guides were also very friendly and chatty, giving us lots of interesting information about the place.

Highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“interesting house lovely walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

the house looks quite plain but inside is fascinating and lovely gardens and loads of nature walks to explore the area

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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Worth a return in Summer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We visited Sizergh recently with our young children. We received a great welcome and were provided with some good activities for the children to do. The public rooms of the house are interesting without being overwhelming. The day we visited was very cold and so it was a little unpleasant outside, however we saw enough to encourage us to return when the weather is warmer and focus on the gardens and walks from the grounds.

Visited April 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Small, but okay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Visited earlier today. Signposting is excellent, the car park adequate and well laid out. A smart café, with clean toilets. Food prices are very reasonable and decent quality. The grounds are not massive, but an impressive sight. The castle itself looks more impressive from the outside and the interior was not up to the same standard. Rather gloomy, in half light, it seemed slightly depressing. The furniture is a bit of a mixture, from the slightly ornate, to the very plain and workmanlike. The descent from the upper floors is via a very steep spiral staircase with a loose handle - seems like an accident waiting to happen.

Overall - worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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“Limited access some days, best on a sunny day”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We went here to recreate a family photo from 1986. You get a 20% discount on the entry price when the family are at home (Fridays and Saturdays I think) but I felt that more than 20% of the property was inaccessible and felt the discount should have been greater (or that we should have come back on another day). The staff were very helpful trying to find us the location of our old photo and were even going to see about getting us in to the out of bounds areas if it had been taken in there. It didn't take us long to wander around the gardens and I'm not sure that it was worth the reduced entry fee on the day we were there. We spent most of our time eating the picnic we had brought than we did visiting the grounds. We had a pram and a dog in tow so were a bit limited in what we could do as the dog wasn't allowed in the grounds and the pram couldn't cope with some of the terrain. Unfortunately, the site doesn't have nappy changing facilities (though it does have a nappy bin) but on a sunny day, with older children and minus a dog, we would have happily spent hours lazing about in the grounds, playing in the gardens. You really need to be there on a sunny day to make the most of this.

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