Sizergh

Important notice -

On 23 November the Café at Sizergh will be opening at 11am.

Beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate

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Meeting Father Christmas at Sizergh

A Sizergh Christmas 27 Nov - 22 Dec 

Sizergh is all about traditions, so come and enjoy a traditional Christmas at Sizergh! Christmas is about twinkling lights, the smell of pine needles and mulled wine, the taste of Christmas pudding and the excitement of seeing Father Christmas!

Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch at Sizergh

Christmas lunches at Sizergh 

Treat yourself to a delicious Christmas lunch with friends and family this festive season at Sizergh Café

Christmas food selection

Christmas shopping at Sizergh 

Forget about frantic last minute Christmas shopping and have a relaxing time enjoying the festivities with us. Our shop has a great selection of seasonal gifts and Christmas decorations. Why not treat yourself or loved ones to lovely gifts and tasty treats. Open 10 - 4 daily.

Leek and squash broth
Soups and starters

Leek and squash broth 

Enjoy making this seasonal recipe made at Sizergh with Clive Goudercourt Development Chef for the National Trust.

Family exploring the stumpery at Sizergh

A garden for every season at Sizergh 

Winter is here at Sizergh, frost sits on the winter kale in the Kitchen Garden. The brightly coloured cornus stems sing out from the lakeside and can be seen from the driveway approach.

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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.

Male hawfinch at Sizergh

Spotting Sizergh's elusive Hawfinch

Most people visit Sizergh for its castle, gardens and to explore and enjoy the surrounding landscape, but hiding in the trees lurks another crowd puller …. Hawfinches! Birdwatchers flock to Sizergh to seek out this special visitor.

Upcoming events

Christmas lunches in the Sizergh cafe...weekdays

Mon 27 Nov 2017
11:45-14:00
Sizergh Monday 27 November - Friday 22 December. Christmas lunch - 2 or 3 courses £18.50 / £21.95 Monday - Friday only *BE

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 30 Nov and 7 and 14 Dec

Thu 30 Nov 2017
09:30-12:30
Thursday 7 and 14 December Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 9.30am-12.30pm Create and take home your own Christmas wreath made with foliage from the Sizergh estate. Price includes light seasonal refreshments. £39 per person *BE

Christmas Cake Decorating Workshop 1 ,8 and 15 Dec

Fri 01 Dec 2017
09:30-12:30
1, 8 and 15 December Christmas Cake Decorating Workshop 9.30am-12.30pm Try Christmas cake decorating with tuition by Grace our award-winning baker. Ice and decorate a fruit cake (provided) ready to take home and enjoy. Price...

Meet Father Christmas 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 December

Sat 02 Dec 2017
10:00-15:00
Meet Father Christmas Sizergh 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 December 10am-3pm Meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto, price includes a gift. £7.50 per child *BE
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Eating

Visit the Sizergh café this season

Enjoy a taste of Sizergh this autumn

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 and all cakes and sweet treats baked in our own kitchen, it’s easy to enjoy a taste of Sizergh when you visit us.

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Shopping

Christmas food selection

Christmas shopping at Sizergh

Forget about frantic last minute Christmas shopping and have a relaxing time enjoying the festivities with us. Our shop has a great selection of seasonal gifts and Christmas decorations. Why not treat yourself or loved ones to lovely gifts and tasty treats. Open 10 - 4 daily.

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History

Discovering the house at Sizergh

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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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.

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Places to stay

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Sizergh on the National Trust Collections website