Things to see and do

Sizergh Summer

Something for everyone this summer

Untold histories are awaiting discovery in the house, the garden is a riot of colour and wildlife is thriving around the grounds.

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

Plants, Poisons and Potions Trail

Tue 25 Jun 2019
Beware, the past is full of surprises... Take our family trail to find out which medicines of the past were really rather dangerous!

Garden walks

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

The Sizergh Silk Road: from Goa to Antwerp

Tue 25 Jun 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

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

Guided Walk: Limestone Views & Meadows - Orchid Season

Wed 26 Jun 2019
Join us for this June guided walk and see displays of early purple orchids and common spotted butterflies on Helsington Barrows

Guided Walk: A taste of the Sizergh Estate

Sat 29 Jun 2019
Join us on a 5 mile walk through the ever changing scenery of the Sizergh 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.

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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



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Sizergh Saving Nature – LON Award 2019 

At the 2019 National Land Outdoors and Nature Conference in Sherwood, the ranger team at Sizergh won the LON award for ‘Saving nature’.

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