Important notice -

On Monday 1 August Sizergh castle will be closed. The gardens, shop and café will remain open. Three house tours will be available at 11.00am, 11.20am and 12.00 on 1 August.

Beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate


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


What's on

Upcoming events

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

Sun 24 Jul 2016
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.

Beatrix Potter's Birthday Party trail at Sizergh 28 July

Thu 28 Jul 2016
Join us for a Beatrix Potter themed garden trail around the Sizergh gardens to celebrate the 150th Birthday of Beatrix.

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

Fri 29 Jul 2016
Join us on Fridays (April to end of October) for Free Friday guided walks at Sizergh 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Wild Time/50 things Fri 29 July 1-3pm

Fri 29 Jul 2016
Join the Rangers for a variety of family activities including den building, pond dipping, Wild Art and bug hunting (events change weekly). Come preapred for the weather!

Helsington Barrows 30 July, 11.30am

Sat 30 Jul 2016
30th 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.

Wild Time/50 things Fridays in August 1-3pm

Fri 05 Aug 2016
Join the Rangers for a variety of family activities including den building, pond dipping, Wild Art and bug hunting (events change weekly). Come prepared for the weather!




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



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.



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.


Get involved

Room guides at Sizergh

Become a volunteer 

Why not try our Volunteer Taster Day on Friday 29 July 9.45am -2pm. 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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