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Sizergh Castle, Kendal

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Gifted to the National Trust in 1950 but still inhabited by the Strickland family, Sizergh Castle houses a 14th-century solar tower surrounded by a Tudor house. Admire the Elizabethan oak-paneled interiors, inlaid chamber, period furniture and centuries-old portraits. Explore the seven-hectare Dutch garden, which includes a pond, lake, a national collection of ferns and the largest limestone rock garden belonging to the National Trust. Try to spot a Hawfinch, an elusive bird best seen in winter and spring. View the night sky unobstructed by light pollution from Church Fell and browse the gift shop and plant sales before you go. Check for events online in advance. There is 142 mi (229 km) of parking. Put Sizergh Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kendal visit site.
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  • Visited the gardens and completed the blue route trail which was very nice. Be aware there are fields with cattle so take extra care if you have a dog. 
    Visited the gardens and completed the blue route trail which was very nice. Be aware there are fields with cattle so take extra care if you have a dog.  more »
  • Lovely big house and gardens to explore. Lots of walks with cows and sheep roaming around. Interesting information about rare flowers that grow in the gardens. 
    Lovely big house and gardens to explore. Lots of walks with cows and sheep roaming around. Interesting information about rare flowers that grow in the gardens.  more »
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  • Loved and enjoyed it! Visited a lot of castles in my life and most of them are just about big walls, rooms, bedrooms and armors... Sizergh is different. Everything here is just about the right size. Make sure to look for Charlie, while you are there. It's the black cat, living there :)))
  • Beautiful and stunning place. You could easily spend half a day here. Gardens were fabulous. Many walks around the area from here too. NT car park so easy for everyone.

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