Important notice -

On Monday 1 August Sizergh castle will be closed. The gardens, shop and café will remain open. Three house tours will be available at 11.00am, 11.20am and 12.00 on 1 August.

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.

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

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

Fri 29 Jul 2016
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 Fri 29 July 1-3pm

Fri 29 Jul 2016
Join the Rangers for a variety of family activities including den building, pond dipping, Wild Art and bug hunting (events change weekly). Come preapred for the weather!

Helsington Barrows 30 July, 11.30am

Sat 30 Jul 2016
30th July - Helsington Barrows 5 miles Explore the highest point of the Sizergh estate and beyond, enjoying the 360 degree views from the limestone, and exploring the species rich grassland of Helsington Barrows.

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

Fri 05 Aug 2016
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!

A Family of Honour 6-8 August 10am-4pm

Sat 06 Aug 2016
Be transported back to the English Civil War where the sights and sounds of swords clashing and muskets firing are sure to entertain the whole family.

Woodland, Wetlands and Views 13 August 11.30am

Sat 13 Aug 2016
13 August- Woodland, Wetlands and Views 4 miles Explore the diversity of the Sizergh estate, enjoying breath-taking views, ancient burial barrows, beautiful woodland and a recently created wetland before returning through the historic deer park.




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 

Why not try our Volunteer Taster Day on Friday 29 July 9.45am -2pm. 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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