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“A few tips if you intend visiting the Castle.”
Review of Sizergh Castle

Sizergh Castle
Ranked #3 of 46 things to do in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

For a start I find it bizarre that this National Trust gem is closed on Fridays and Saturdays even at peak season. My wife and I visited very recently whilst on a three night break at the Riverside in Ambleside (recommended). You have access to most of the castle regardless of the fact that the Strickland family are still in residence.
Do take your camera, photography is permitted except for one room 'a royal bedroom.' We took the guided tour, lasted about 45 minutes, but this is not essential as there are well informed guide volunteers in every room.
If you are disabled there is access for wheelchairs. After fully touring and wandering around the house/castle, about 90 minutes, we were ready for a coffee and snack before visiting the extensive gardens. I can recommend the cafe, a particularly nice coffee. Being October there wasn't much in bloom in the garden but the greenary, rockery, kitchen garden and lake made the stroll worthwhile.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic place to visit, Sizergh Castle has something for everyone. Different parts are open at different times so check opening times before you go. We started with the gardens that were just beginning to show beautiful Autumn colours then went into the beautiful Tudor house. There were detailed information sheets (different ones for adults and children) and the volunteers in each room were passionate and very knowledgable as well as being able to bring the rooms to life. There were so many things to see but it still felt like a family home, which of course it is.

I thoroughly recommend this National Trust property for all ages and hope to return when next in the area.

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Personal welcome and intro by National Trust guide made the viewing of the Castle much more interesting; room guides were also knowledgeable. The Strickland family (still in residence) have had a long and interesting past. Good garden. Would like to explore the extensive estate on a future visit.

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Cannot believe we haven't been before to this beautiful place. We visited on a warm sunny day and spent several hours sitting in the sun admiring the colourful flower beds, the incredible rock garden, the orchards and kitchen garden. We strolled round the lake and surrounding meadows. We enjoyed afternoon tea in the cafe. We will come back to see the house interior but as it was such a warm autumn day we will save that pleasure for another time. A stunning National Trust treasure.

Thank Hester190
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

A fantastic castle to visit if you're in the area. It's full of history and the gardens & grounds are fabulous. A guided tour is essential if you want to find out about the Strickland family. The restaurant is certainly worth a visit too but be warned - it gets packed!

Thank Sheid2013
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