Group bookings at Sizergh
With the historic house, gardens and surrounding countryside to explore, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Sizergh. Find out all you need to know about arranging a group visit with us today.
Admission prices and payment
National Trust members: Free
House and Garden: Adult £13; Child £6.50
Garden only: Adult £9; Child £4.50
We recommend that you allow at least 45-60 minutes to view the house, and similar for the garden. We regret that we cannot offer tours of the house to groups due to the small size of some of the rooms and subsequent disruption to other visitors.
Full colour guidebooks are available from reception and the shop.
The café, located beside the car park, serves food and drink all day. It offers a selection of cakes and scones, freshly made sandwiches, soups and snacks, and hot food between midday and 2pm.
Please let us know if your group will be having lunch and/or refreshments in the café, as this would greatly help us to plan for your visit.
Please note: We regret that the café is unable to take bookings for lunch. We endeavour to serve people as quickly as possible but visitors should be aware that, particularly at busy times, there can be a queue and we would appreciate your patience.
On the day of your visit…
When you are approximately 10 minutes’ drive away please ring our reception team on 01539 569818 and give us the exact breakdown of your group numbers, i.e. how many National Trust members, National Trust for Scotland members and non-members you have in your party. This information makes it easier for the visitor welcome team to receive your group quickly and efficiently.
Please ensure that NT and NTS members have their cards ready so we can scan these while you are on the coach. It would also help us to know how many people may wish to visit the house in addition to the garden.
On arrival, please could the group leader come to reception. A member of our team will then return with you to the coach but will not come aboard. Cards will be scanned on exiting the coach. A meet and greet will be provided for your group in an open area.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
Our entrance gates are 3.15 metres wide. Postcode for satnavs is LA8 8DZ. Please pass this information on to your coach company.
The speed limit around the car park is 5mph: please ensure all drivers are aware of this.
As our car park is small, it is our policy to ask coaches to drop off passengers at the visitor building and then park just outside our main entrance gates. The driver is welcome to walk back up the drive to use the café and visitor facilities.
If you wish to make a booking, please complete the information on the form below as fully as possible (final numbers can be confirmed nearer your visit date) and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Business Services, Estate Office, National Trust, Sizergh Castle, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE.
Fees must be made as one payment on the day of your visit. Payment can be made by cash, debit or credit card. (Payment by invoice is only possible if your group is making purchases amounting to over £1,000 per year, and if each invoice totals more than £100).
You may wish to phone Sizergh a week or so before your visit to ensure that your booking details are correct. Please inform us if there is a sizeable change in numbers, or if your expected arrival time differs from your booking form.
Please note that there are certain dates during the year (including all bank holiday weekends, and weekends during school holidays) when we are not able to accommodate group visits.
Your visit will be confirmed once we have received your completed booking form and acknowledged that your group can be accommodated.
Unless we have agreed the date of your visit already, please suggest several dates on your booking form. If you are not able to return your form promptly, please contact us again before sending it, to check that your chosen date is still free.
We look forward to welcoming your group to Sizergh and hope that you enjoy your visit.
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If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.