Sizergh

Beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate

Sizergh

Things to see and do

Sizergh in summer a perfect place to explore

Welcome to Sizergh 

With over 700 years of history to discover and still lived in by the Strickland family, Sizergh has many tales to tell.

The garden team at the new Sizergh stumpery

A new garden area for Sizergh, the first for almost a century! 

The Stumpery will be the first large-scale development on the estate for almost a century as well as being the very first National Trust Stumpery in Cumbria.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Free Friday walks at Sizergh 11.30am and 1.30pm April to end of Oct

Fri 01 Jul 2016
11:30-12:30
Join us on Fridays (April to end of October) for Free Friday guided walks at Sizergh 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Helsington Barrows 2nd July - 11.30am

Sat 02 Jul 2016
11:30-14:30
2nd July - Helsington Barrows 5 miles Explore the highest point of the Sizergh estate and beyond, enjoying the 360 degree views from the limestone, and exploring the species rich grassland of Helsington Barrows.

New Stumpery and fern area at Sizergh guided walk/talk 11-15 July 11am and 2pm

Mon 11 Jul 2016
11:00-12:00
To celebrate the opening of the new Stumpery and fern area there will be guided talks to give visitors an insight in the creation of the Stumpery and the ferns, complimentary planting and wildlife to be seen at 11am and 2pm

Woodland, Wetlands and Views 16 July 11.30am

Sat 16 Jul 2016
11:30-14:30
16th July - Woodland, Wetlands and Views 4 miles Explore the diversity of the Sizergh estate, enjoying breath-taking views, ancient burial barrows, beautiful woodland and a recently created wetland before returning through the historic deer...

Conservation in action book cleaning on Tuesday 19th July 12-3pm

Tue 19 Jul 2016
12:00-15:00
Join us for conservation book cleaning on Tuesday 19 July. The event will be in the Drawing Room in the House.

Red Rose wood turning at Sizergh 24-28 JUly 11am-4pm

Sun 24 Jul 2016
11:00-16:00
Watch as the wood turners demonstrate their craft and make beautiful items for sale. Have a garden tour with a wood theme and identify the trees in the garden which have been used for wood turning.
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Eating

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Shopping

Dee Hardwicke cottage garden

A souvenir from Sizergh

Why not treat yourself or loved ones to lovely gifts and tasty treats. Open 10-5 daily

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History

Two visitors experiencing the new exhibition room at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

Open the door to the past 

Come on inside and take a tour that spans over 700 years! It may still be a family home but it’s much more than that.

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Wildlife

Male hawfinch at Sizergh

Tips for twitchers 

There's a science to spotting a hawfinch at Sizergh - take a look at this handy guide to help you spot them.

Robin in winter

Where the wild things are 

Go bird spotting at Sizergh and then see if you can find a great crested newt hiding among the plants in our rock garden.

Sizergh ranger team at Park End Moss

Great news! Park End Moss Wetland is shortlisted for award 

Park End Moss Wetland Creation Project, Sizergh is shortlisted for CIEEM Best Practice Award. The CIEEM (Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management) Best Practice award considers projects which demonstrate good innovation, knowledge sharing and stakeholder engagement amongst other things.

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Get involved

Room guides at Sizergh

Become a volunteer 

Volunteer with us at Sizergh and make new friends, working in an amazing place and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering!

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