Things to see and do

Imogen and Tracey next to the Herbaceous Border in early summer

Visitor stories: Imogen

Find out what makes garden regular, Imogen, coming back throughout the seasons.


What's on

Upcoming events

Heritage Open Days: Landscapes of Thomas West

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Learn more about Thomas West, a pioneer of the picturesque movement, and his connection to Sizergh on this 1.5 mile estate walk.

The Sizergh Silk Road: from Goa to Antwerp

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Follow the threads of Sizergh’s textile history from the Anthony and Cleopatra Flemish tapestries, to the newly rediscovered bedspread of James II.

Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Explore Cecilia Strickland's life at Sizergh in the eighteenth century, through her own words.

Heritage Open Days: Sizergh's Gunpowder Works

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Join this guided walk to Sedgwick gunpowder works and learn some of their secrets

Guided Walk: Sizergh Fell

Mon 23 Sep 2019
Enjoy a 1.5 mile guided walk on Sizergh’s farmed estate.

Garden walks

Mon 23 Sep 2019
Discover the variety in Sizergh’s seven-hectare garden on a guided walk.

Eating and shopping

A family enjoying scones and coffee on the veranda

View our seasonal menu 

In the shadow of Sizergh Castle, our contemporary café is open seven days a week from 10am. With fresh, seasonal produce grown in the garden used in our food it’s easy to enjoy a taste of Sizergh when you visit us.

The recipe for the limited edition pavlova was inspired by Cecilia Strickland, 18th-century lady of the house

Enjoy a taste of Versailles  

Try out a new recipe inspired by the ancient chestnut trees on our estate.

pork pie

Recipes inspired by Cecilia Strickland  

Check out these recipes inspired by Cecilia Strickland, mistress of Sizergh from the mid-eighteenth century.

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Our second-hand bookshop 

Don't forget to pop your head into our second-hand bookshop on your visit - it's kept fully stocked thanks to your generous donations and our dedicated group of volunteers.



Sizergh stumpery opening

Group bookings at Sizergh

Visit Sizergh with your group or club - here's everything you need to know


Our work

Looking after nature


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!


An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.


Places to stay

Places to stay at Sizergh


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Sizergh on the National Trust Collections website