Beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate

Discovering the house at Sizergh

Sizergh is opening the doors six days a week (inc Fridays and Saturdays) 

Sizergh Castle will be opening its doors to visitors on Fridays and Saturdays for the first time in its history, now closing on Mondays, except for Bank Holidays. There is also the Library newly open to visitors, and a fresh exhibition focusing on the picturesque.

Cutting logs at Sizergh

Greenwood Fair at Sizergh in the Lake District  

Our Greenwood Fair is basically ‘all things woodland’ - sharing the amazing things that happen in our woodlands as part of our ongoing management, and how we use the products of this to make useful (and also very pretty) things.

Tulips at Sizergh

A garden for every season at Sizergh 

Summer is here in the Sizergh garden. From cherry blossom and snakeshead fritillaries, to primroses and tulips. Shiny leaved hart's-tongue ferns contrast with the royal ferns, known as Osmunda regalis, which sprout purple shoots fuelled by the warmth of the sun and longer days.


What's on

Girl balancing on a fallen tree

Go wild on the wild play trail at Sizergh 

Enjoy an excuse to explore and play in the woods; adults can join in as well! The trail tests your balance, stamina, resolve and your brainpower and it takes you off the beaten track into the depths of the wood allowing you to experience ancient trees, exotic-looking fungi and beautiful ground flora.

Male hawfinch at Sizergh

Spotting Sizergh's elusive Hawfinch

Most people visit Sizergh for its castle, gardens and to explore and enjoy the surrounding landscape, but hiding in the trees lurks another crowd puller …. Hawfinches! Birdwatchers flock to Sizergh to seek out this special visitor.

Upcoming events

Free Monday walks at Sizergh 11.30am and 1.30pm 6 Mar to end of Oct

Mon 21 Aug 2017
Join us on Mondays (6 March to end of October) for Free Monday guided walks at Sizergh 11.30am and 1.30pm. (Excludes Bank holiday Mondays) 11.30am - South estate loop, discovering the ancient archaeology of Sizergh fell. Approximately, 1.5...

Childrens' archery 11am-3.30pm Tuesdays during school holidays

Tue 22 Aug 2017
Come along and test your bow and arrow skills with our children's archery (children's archery set - arrows have plastic ends). Free event, normal entry fees apply to non NT members.

Childrens' archery 11am-3.30pm Thursdays during school holidays

Thu 24 Aug 2017
Come along and test your bow and arrow skills with our children's archery (children's archery set - arrows have plastic ends). Free event, normal entry fees apply to non NT members.

Seasonal garden walks 1st Sunday of the month 3 Sept 11am-12pm and 1.30-2.30pm

Sun 03 Sep 2017
Join a member of the Sizergh garden team for a seasonal garden walks. 1st Sunday of every month 11am-12pm and 1.30-2.30pm

Greenwood Fair 23 Sept, 10am-4pm

Sat 23 Sep 2017
Woodland crafts, stalls, interactive workshops, music and children's activities; lovely things to buy and fun things to do.


Visit the Sizergh café this season

Enjoy a taste of Sizergh this summer

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 and all cakes and sweet treats baked in our own kitchen, it’s easy to enjoy a taste of Sizergh when you visit us.



West Wittering mugs at Sizergh

A souvenir from Sizergh

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



Discovering the house at Sizergh

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 (Erithacus rubecula) in December near Bradworthy, Devon

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 

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


Art and collections

Our collections

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