Sizergh

Beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate

Sizergh

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.

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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.

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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

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

Fri 26 Aug 2016
11:30-12:30
Join us on Fridays (April to end of October) for Free Friday guided walks at Sizergh 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Wild Time/50 things Fridays in August 1-3pm

Fri 26 Aug 2016
13:00-15:00
Join the Rangers for a variety of family activities including den building, pond dipping, Wild Art and bug hunting (events change weekly). Come prepared for the weather!

The Diverse Sizergh Estate 27 August 11.30am

Sat 27 Aug 2016
11:30-14:00
27 August- The Diverse Sizergh Estate 5 miles Walk the Sizergh estate and beyond to explore the limestone scars, woodlands and pastures. Find out about the history, land-use and wild-life of this dramatic landscape on a 4 hour walk. Some steep...

NGS Open Day - 3 Sept 10am-5pm

Sat 03 Sep 2016
10:00-17:00
Sizergh's gardens open for the charity event.

The Diverse Sizergh Estate 10 September 11.30am

Sat 10 Sep 2016
11:30-14:00
10 September- The Diverse Sizergh Estate 5 miles Walk the Sizergh estate and beyond to explore the limestone scars, woodlands and pastures. Find out about the history, land-use and wild-life of this dramatic landscape on a 4 hour walk. Some...

Sizergh wetland walk

Wed 14 Sep 2016
10:00-14:00
Join a ranger on a walk down to our newly created wetland to watch waterfowl. Meet on the café veranda at 10am with the walk ending approx. 2pm. There are some steep sections on this walk, stout footwear required. £2 Bring your own lunch.
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Eating

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Shopping

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

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History

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.

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Wildlife

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.

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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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