Opening times for 3 December 2023
Asset Opening time House Closed Café 10:00 - 15:30 Car Park 09:00 - 19:00 Garden 10:00 - 15:30 Park Dawn - Dusk Shop 10:00 - 15:30
Last entry to the house 30 minutes before closing.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
House and garden (March to October)
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £14.30 £13.00 Child £7.20 £6.50 Family £35.80 £32.50 1 adult, 2 children £21.50 £19.50
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £5.50 £5.00 Child £2.75 £2.50 Family £13.75 £12.50 1 adult, 2 children £8.25 £7.50
Our second-hand bookshop is located in the Great Barn.
Dogs are welcome on the wider estate. Assistance dogs only in the gardens.
Designated mobility spaces in the car park. Adapted toilet facilities by main toilet block. Flat tarmac paths from car park to garden. Wheelchair available. Mobility scooter available to hire from the Lake District Mobility website. Garden: grass and loose gravel paths, steep slopes, terraces, uneven surfaces. Parkland is open countryside with gates and stiles. Some visitors may require assistance from a companion.
Powered mobility vehicle available
A wheelchair ramp to access the house is available on request.
Level access to food outlet
Stepped access to first floor of the house. Garden has grass and loose gravel paths, steep slopes, terraces, uneven surfaces. Parkland is open countryside with associated terrain.
Level access to shop
A wheelchair is available to hire free of charge.
Level access to ground floor of the house.
From the M6, exit at junction 36, take the A590 towards Kendal, then come off at the Barrow-in-Furness turning. Follow the brown signs, one of which comes quickly after the Brettargh Holt roundabout so please be aware you should be in the right hand lane. Parking: 250 yards from the main entrance.
Parking: Please follow signs.
Sat Nav: LA8 8DZ
Network of paths include Levens (1.3 m/27 mins), Brigsteer (1.3 m/27 mins), Kendal (3.25m/1 hr 45mins). The Lake District Boundary Walk passes near the pedestrian entrance.
The closest train station is Oxenholme which is 11 minutes (4.4 miles) in a taxi to Sizergh, or a 23 minute (4.2 mile) cycle ride along predominantly traffic-free country lanes via the villages of Natland and Sedgwick. There are connections at Oxenholme from Glasgow, Carlisle, Crewe, Birmingham and London. Or take the train to Kendal for regular local buses to Sizergh. Find out more about exploring car-free
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). Plan your car-free visit with Good Journey and enjoy a free regular size hot drink when you show your bus ticket: Find out more about exploring car-free
NCN6, 1½ miles. The routes are on the road so are best suited for experienced cyclists. National Cycle Route 70 passes by our main gate, as does the Lakes and Dales loop. Route 70 (also known as the “Walney to Wear”) starts in Barrow-in-Furness and passes through Ulverston, Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands before reaching Sizergh Castle. From Kendal, take cycle Route 6 to meet National Cycle Route 70. Find out more about exploring car-free
Travel the green way and help us preserve this amazing place. Visit Sizergh by bus and receive a free regular hot drink when you show your bus ticket. Plan your car-free visit with Good Journey
We want to make sure that Sizergh is accessible for all visitors. The historic house, gardens and estate we care for present challenges in creating access for all, but we are taking steps to ensure that as many people as possible are able to experience Sizergh’s history and beauty. Here you’ll find information about access across the different areas of Sizergh and how to make the most of your visit.
Whether you’re after a wild play area to let little legs run off some steam, a peaceful garden for a pram-friendly walk, or a children’s trail through a house filled with treasures, there’s something for all ages at Sizergh.
Sizergh is a two pawprint rated place. Find out which areas of the estate you can explore with your dog.
Rich gardens including a mirror lake, colourful herbaceous border, working kitchen garden, apple orchard and limestone rock garden.
Medieval manor filled with items collected by 26 generations of the Strickland family, including the internationally recognised Inlaid Chamber.
1,600-acre estate containing wetlands, limestone pasture, ancient woodland, farmland and orchards and home to a variety of wildlife and flowers.
Contemporary café open every day serving hot meals, drinks and snacks using seasonal produce grown in the garden.
Shop selling locally made products, home accessories, sweets, plants, toys and gifts.
Wild play area
Natural play area with climbing wall, balance beams and rope swing running through Chapel Wood. Approximately a mile-long loop.
Pre-loved thrillers, autobiographies, cookbooks, DVDs, CDs and children's books for sale in the historic Great Barn second-hand bookshop.
Winter at Sizergh
December will see Sizergh at its festive best, with the house and courtyard lit up and the Visitor Centre decorated for Christmas. Pop into the shop and café to look for gift inspiration, and explore the winter gardens where there are still plenty of bright evergreens.
Feel inspired with a stroll through the gardens at Sizergh and find out what you’re likely to see growing here when you visit.
The House is now closed for conservation and cleaning until 19 March 2024.
Connect with nature in Sizergh’s woodland, wetland and farmland. Find out about the wildlife you can spot while exploring this 1,600-acre estate.
To support the Government's bus fare cap, we're encouraging visitors to arrive at Sizergh by bus. We're offering a free regular hot drink with every valid bus ticket until further notice.
Hire a tramper mobility scooter at Sizergh to assist your visit to the gardens in Kendal, Cumbria.
This circular walk to Park End Moss showcases the diversity of the Sizergh estate, taking in ancient woodlands, historic parkland and a wetland popular with numerous bird species.
Follow this route from Sizergh Castle for views of the Lakeland Fells, the Pennines and Morecambe Bay, as well as birds, butterflies, wildflowers and some unusual animals.
Sitting on the western shore of Lake Windermere this first floor apartment is a cosy retreat.
A two-bedroom lakeside retreat on the shores of Windermere with its own jetty.
This comfortable lakeside retreat on the west shore of Windermere has its own jetty directly outside the cottage.
This imposing house stands proudly at the gateway to the Lake District and has been home to the Strickland family for more than 800 years.
There’s plenty to explore on the 1,600-acre estate, including wetland, woodland and orchards – look out for fritillary butterflies, deer and rare hawfinches. If you’d rather relax in gardens, wander through the orchards, rock garden or stumpery or stroll along the herbaceous border and fruit wall – there's something new to see in every season.
Sizergh is always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to join the 130-strong team. Find out more about the kind of roles on offer and what makes volunteering here so special