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Notice: On Tuesday 5 August Sizergh will be closed. Work is being carried out by the electricity board on overhead power cables. We have new opening times for the house, from 13 July the house will be open 12-3.30pm Sunday to Thursday (closed Friday and Saturday). Tours are between 11-12 and 3.30-4.30pm limited places are available on tours) Café, shop and gardens will be open 10am -5pm daily.

Beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate

This imposing house stands proud at the gateway to the Lake District.

Its rich and beautiful garden includes a pond, lake, a national collection of hardy ferns and a superb limestone rock garden.

Still lived in by the Strickland family, Sizergh has many tales to tell and certainly feels lived in, with centuries-old portraits and fine furniture sitting alongside modern family photographs.

The exceptional wood panelling culminates in the Inlaid Chamber, returned here in 1999 from the Victoria and Albert Museum. The 647-hectare (1,600-acre) estate includes limestone pasture, orchards and semi-natural woodland.

Sizergh has a fantastic range of events over the year for all the family. Take a look at our events page for more details.

Royals and Roundheads

Civil war battle re-enactment at Sizergh

Civil war battle re-enactment at Sizergh

16 - 18 August

Travel back in time to the 1640s this August, as Sizergh recreates the turbulence of the English Civil wars in the house grounds and gardens.

Played out over the three days (16, 17 and 18 August), battle re-enactments, musket shot and cannon fire will shake the walls of the house and boom across the 1600-acre estate.

For visitors looking to escape hostilities, there will also be a Royals v Roundheads ‘Trial of the King’ as well as historic recipe demonstrations.

Great events in 2014 at Sizergh

Join us for guided walks at Sizergh

  • 1 August - Cairns, Clumps and Castles, 12pm
  • 5 September - Nature's Yummy Finds, 12pm
  • 3 October - Salmon Run and Sedgwick Gunpowder, 12pm

Enchanted Woollen Woods

Join us for Woollen Woods at Sizergh

The Woollen Woods is an outdoor art installation created as part of Eden Arts’ CANOPY project. The exhibit features hundreds of woodland themed artworks, all made using 100% wool. Until 1 Sept.