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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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  • A gem of a NT property. Really interesting house and gardens with a range of walks to suit all abilities. Large cafe and shop. 
    A gem of a NT property. Really interesting house and gardens with a range of walks to suit all abilities. Large cafe and shop.  more »
  • This looks a really interesting and beautiful NT property but don,t be deceived by claims that it is any way “dog friendly”.If you take your pooch you will be directed onto an estate trail which... 
    This looks a really interesting and beautiful NT property but don,t be deceived by claims that it is any way “dog friendly”.If you take your pooch you will be directed onto an estate trail which...  more »

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