Sizergh Castle and Garden, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 16.773 W 002° 46.098
30U E 515085 N 6014650
Quick Description: Sizergh Castle is still occupied by the Strickland family. The National Trust have developed the site with huge parking, cafe and shop. Only the cafe and parking are free. Castle given to National Trust to look after in 1950.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/28/2012 4:45:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMEZEF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Meirion
Views: 1

Long Description:
Sizergh Castle has been occupied by the Stricklands for centuries, who still own many surrounding farms.
Sizergh Castle has been extended from the original pele tower. A Tudor hall along with a chapel and barn have been added over the years.
The gardens are maintained, with a rockery and a stream flowing into a pond. The grounds are in an area of parkland, grazed with cattle. The main visitor entrance is in the courtyard.

Follow signposts from A590 to car parking at cafe.

Streetmap of main gate (visit link)
The address of property, including Postcode.:
Sizergh Castle Helsington Kendal Cumbria LA8 8AE

The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
House open Sunday to Thursday 1.00 - 5.00 pm. Closed Friday and Saturday. House is shut certain months. January, February, November and December. Garden also shut on particular dates, check. There are separate prices for garden or house. (2012) Whole property Adult: £8.15 Child: £4.05 Family: £19.75 Family (1 adult): £11.80 Group: £7.90 each Garden only Adult: £5.45 Child: £2.70 Family: n/a Group: £5.00 each Reduced rate when arriving by cycle or public transport.

Web page: [Web Link]

Parking place (optional): N 54° 16.965 W 002° 46.404

National Trust member: no

References: Not listed

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