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“Beautiful rock garden, even in fall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sizergh Castle

Sizergh Castle
Kendal, England
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Ranked #3 of 32 things to do in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Beautiful rock garden, even in fall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the National Trust personnel was kind and helpful. In addition, we had a few words with the heir who was strolling. Didn't know it at the time, of course. The landscaping is beautiful, and we had a wonderful walk.

Visited October 2013
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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“NT at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

An excellent National Trust property well maintained and with knowledgeable guides - just what you would expect really.

Visited August 2013
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“Surprised!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I now live in the US, but for the past 40 or so years I have passed this wonderful landmark....Yes! passed it on my way to Barrow!!! Please add it to your journey, it's truly a wonderful historical Castle that we all should celebrate and cherish. The grounds are lovely and the cafe surprisingly modern. If you are looking for a quiet day out in lush surroundings with history and elegance....look no more!

Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Excellent little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I quite like a good castle. And I'm quite prepared to mooch about in the rain looking at one or inside the ruins of its former glory. . . .
Fortunately, less hardcore castle go-ers can rejoice, with this one you don't really need your brolly too much; only for in the gardens and, if you're a proper wet lettuce, to walk the short distance from the ticket/gift shop to the castle.
There really is something for everyone (everyone who would purposely visit a castle anyways) here. Lots of items, portraits, things to read and an enthusiastic guide in every room. The guides are what really make this stand out, think retired historian with a passion and wealth of knowledge.
And, not that it mattered to me, but it's kid friendly too :)

Visited October 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We made two attempts to visit, we were in the vicinity on a Friday before moving from the Kendal area to Langdale but it was closed. However we were staying in the Lake District for a total of 10 days so we returned about a week later on a wet day. The castle is a family home so only part is open to visitors but it's very interesting with lots of history in quite a few rooms spread over a number of floors, 1-2 hours max.is ample for this. It was a shame about the weather because there were some quite interesting organised guided walks around quite extensive grounds and you would need to allow >3 hours for this. The guide was quite relieved that we and others opted not to take the scheduled walk because of the weather. There was a National Trust Cafe where nice refreshments can be obtained although it's quite popular on wet days so it was rather full inside.

Visited September 2013
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