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.


A tour of the gardens at Sizergh

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

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.

Upcoming events

Greenwood Fair 24-25 Sept, 10am-4pm

Sun 25 Sep 2016
Woodland crafts, stalls, interactive workshops, music and children's activities; lovely things to buy and fun things to do.

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

Fri 30 Sep 2016
Join us on Fridays (April to end of October) for Free Friday guided walks at Sizergh 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Acers are Ace 1- 14 October

Sat 01 Oct 2016
Come visit Sizergh Garden and admire the autumnal colour * (Normal admission applies)

Autumnal colours tour 1 and 8 October

Sat 01 Oct 2016
Autumnal colours tour Join us for a tour in the garden to admire Sizergh's stunning palette of autumnal colours. Booking essential.

Halloween- Children's garden trail 24- 30 October , 10-4pm

Mon 24 Oct 2016
Come and find the clues in our Halloween themed garden trail and earn a tasty treat. No charge for trail. * (Normal admission applies)

Halloween- Pumpkin carving 29 October 10.30am-3.30pm

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Saturday 29 October Sizergh Halloween- Pumpkin carving 10.30am-3.30pm Try your hand at Pumpkin carving in our Great Barn. £2 per pumpkin Also rate our own pumpkin carving skills - vote for your favourite. * (Normal admission applies)




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 (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!


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