Things to see and do


Something for everyone this Spring

It's time to come out of hibernation and seek inspiration, as newly emerging life springs up across the Sizergh estate, and untold histories await you in the house.


What's on

Upcoming events

Spring flowerpot trail

Wed 24 Apr 2019
Follow the flowerpots to discover how our garden grows this spring.

Garden walks

Thu 25 Apr 2019
Discover the variety in Sizergh’s seven-hectare garden on a guided walk.

The Sizergh Silk Road: from Goa to Antwerp

Thu 25 Apr 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

Thu 25 Apr 2019
Explore Cecilia Strickland's life at Sizergh in the eighteenth century, through her own words.

Gardener's tour

Sun 28 Apr 2019
Have you always wondered what plants are best for your own garden, or not sure where to start?

Guided Walk: Sizergh Fell

Mon 29 Apr 2019
Enjoy a 1.5 mile guided walk on Sizergh’s farmed estate.

Eating and shopping

A family enjoying scones and coffee on the veranda

Sizergh cafe spring 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.

bookshop 3

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



Male hawfinch at Sizergh

Tips for twitchers 

There's a science to spotting a hawfinch at Sizergh - have a go yourself with these handy hints or drop into a session with our expert ranger.

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.

rural crafts

All in a day's work - in the woods 

Our estate is home to ancient trees, woodland glades and a host of wonderful species. Find out how our ranger team encourage these special habitats and see what’s really involved in a day’s work in the woods...


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