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
The house is next to a small lake amongst parkland and
is noted for being one of the best fortified houses
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  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  long
wings were added during the Elizabethan period.
the gardens you will find one the finest limestone rockery's
which contains one of the largest fern collections in
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
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
Further information and details on opening
times, costs and facilities please contact or
visit web site.
Location - Sizergh,