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Sizergh Castle and Gardens Lake District SIZERGH CASTLE AND GARDENS



The National Trust

SIZERGH CASTLE AND GARDENS - near KENDAL

Sizergh Castle & GardensSizergh Castle and Gardens are situated close to Kendal with the Strickland family having lived here since 1239 although it is now in the custody of the National Trust since 1950, it still remains the home of the Strickland family.

The house is next to a small lake amongst parkland and is noted for being one of the best fortified houses in Cumbria.

Within the house you will find collection of contemporary oak furniture, portraits, silver, china, Jacobean relics, Tudor panelling and 17th Century Flemish Tapestry.

The main feature is the oldest part of the house is the14th Century Pele Tower almost sixty [60] feet high which was used for protection against the Scots during their raids on England. In the tower there is some fine Elizabethan carved wooden chimney-pieces. Around 1450 the adjoining Great Hall was built and two [2] long wings were added during the Elizabethan period.

The GardensIn the gardens you will find one the finest limestone rockery's which contains one of the largest fern collections in Britain.

You can purchase light refreshments in the tearoom.

There are various walks that takes you around the estate with its flower-rich limestone pasture and ancient woodland supporting numerous species of butterfly. The leaflets of the walks can be found at the shop along with gifts.

At Sizergh there are number of events, for more details contact them.

Court Yard
The Lake
The Lake
The Lake
Sizergh Castle Entrance
Fish in Lake
Rockery Garden
Terrace Wall Garden
The Barn

 

It is advisable to contact Sizergh Castle prior to your visit if there is something specific you wish to see or any alterations have been made to the Opening times and the attraction itself. Disclaimer

Further information and details on opening times, costs and facilities please contact or visit web site.



Location - Sizergh, near Kendal

Telephone: Sizergh Castle +44 [0] 15395 60951
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