Car park charges explained
To help care for the house, its collection, gardens and wider estate, we’ve introduced a pay and display machine in our car park. For National Trust members parking remains free, so long as they scan their membership card. All money raised goes directly into conserving Sizergh and the surrounding countryside.
How much does it cost?
Our pay and display car park costs the following from 1st March:
£2 for an hour, £4 for 2 hours, £6 for 4 hours and £8 all day.
If you’re a National Trust member, parking is free but please remember to scan your card at the machine and display your ticket on the dashboard. Every time you scan your card in our car park, Sizergh receives £2 to be reinvested into the estate, so every scan counts.
Why have car parking charges been introduced?
The National Trust has a responsibility to protect and maintain the places it looks after. As a charity, we need to consider all options to make sure we have the right levels of funding in place in order to do that.
The money raised through car parking charges will be used to look after Sizergh Castle and its wider estate, which is over 650 hectares. It costs approximately £15,000 a year to maintain and repair the footpaths on the estate, and £20-25,000 to look after our woodland and the wildlife within it. The total cost to manage Sizergh is over £100,000 a year, so every time you pay to use the car park or buy a coffee in the café, you’re helping to look after this special place for years to come.
Becoming a member
Members park for free at all National Trust car parks and properties across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you’re interested in becoming a member and enjoying the many benefits of National Trust membership, please do talk to the Visitor Welcome team when you arrive.