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Arrive at Sizergh by bus for a free hot drink

Visitor carrying a tray of coffee and cake in the cafe at Llanerchaeron, Wales
We're offering a free regular hot drink when you come to Sizergh by bus | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

In support of the Government's bus fare cap, and to encourage visitors to arrive at Sizergh by sustainable transport, we're offering a free regular hot drink with a valid bus ticket.

Drop in to Sizergh for easy estate walks, wildlife spotting, freshly prepared food and some inspiration from the gardens. There are plenty of free walks, pick up a map from Visitor Reception when you visit. The children's wild play area is open all year round and the 1,600 acre estate is a great place for dog walks. Afterwards warm up in the cafe with your free drink, and treat yourself to a hot bowl of soup and a freshly baked cake.

The Government's bus fare cap includes the following routes near us:

  • Stagecoach X6 (Barrow to Kendal)
  • 555 (Lancaster to Keswick)
  • 755 (Bowness to Carnforth)
  • Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches 551 (Arnside to Kirkby Lonsdale).

For the full list, please visit the GOV website here.

Please plan your route in advance, several of the bus stops involve crossing a dual carriageway and can be up to a 20-minute walk away.

Directions for getting here by bus

From Kendal, take the hourly X6 bus or the 555, 755, 551 and 530 bus services to the Heaves / Brettagh stop (ask the bus driver for Sizergh). For all bus timetables visit Once at the Heaves/Brettagh take care crossing this busy road and use the crossing place. Continue walking in the direction of the bus, and then turn right down Nannypie Lane following the brown sign to Sizergh Castle. Take care on this country lane. Walk past the Strickland Arms pub and continue along the driveway to Sizergh Castle (20 mins walk).


Offer valid at National Trust Sizergh's café only and cannot be redeemed at any other National Trust café. Includes regular hot drinks only and offer only redeemable on the same day of travel – one free regular hot drink per valid and dated bus ticket when presented at the till point. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

Oxeye daisies and drystone wall at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria
Oxeye daisies and drystone wall at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria | © National Trust Images/Peter Katic