Sizergh Castle and Gardens (Kendal, Cumbria) Reviews
Description:Sizergh / nr Kendal / Cumbria LA8 8AE. / Medieval house extended in Elizabethan times, with handsome gardens. ... more
Sizergh Castle and Gardens (Kendal, Cumbria) ... Exceptional series of oak-panelled rooms culminating in the Inlaid Chamber. Portrait, fine furniture and ceramics. Accumulated over centuries on display. Garden includes two lakes and a superb rock garden. Many short walks from the castle to dramatic viewpoints over Morecambe Bay to the Lake District fells. Still inhabited by the Strickland family by whom it was built in the Middle Ages.
Newest Review: ... the A591, about 1 mile from the Brettargh Holt roundabout, which is easily accessed from junction 36 off the M6. Apart from getting there by car, which I find to be the easiest way, you can also get the 555 Kendal to Keswick stagecoach bus, or cycle there along the NCN6 cycle route, with the RCR20 route passing straight passed the gardens gate, (I haven't got a clue about what all those cycle ... more
Customer Sizergh Castle and Gardens (Kendal, Cumbria) Reviews (1)
by - written on 01/09/11, updated on 02/09/11 (Very useful, 59 readings)
Many times, usually on visits to the Lakes, I have passed big brown signs for a National Trust property named Sizergh Castle, telling myself that one day I must pop in and see what the place has to offer. So, as I had recently become a member of the national Trust, I decided to take a peek in the castle on another visit to what I consider to be the most tranquil place in England, the Lake District. ** FIRSTLY... A little about the Castle... The land was initially owned by the Deincourt family and had been since 1170 but in 1239 it became owned by the Strickland family through marriage. In 1339 it was then turned into an actual estate, with ... Read the complete review
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