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Sizergh Castle Review

One of the Lake District's finest fortified houses, Sizergh Castle has a 58-foot-tall tower that dates from 1340, more than 1,600 acres of grounds, and the national fern collection. Expanded in Elizabethan times, the castle includes outstanding oak-paneled interiors with intricately carved chimneypieces and oak furniture. The estate has ancient woodland, and there are good walks here. Sizergh is 3½ miles south of Kendal.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off A591, Sizergh, LA8 8AE | Map It
  • Phone: 015395/60951
  • Cost: £9.45; gardens only £5.85
  • Hours: Castle mid-Mar.–Oct., Sun.–Thurs. 1–5 (also noon–1 by guided tour); gardens mid-Mar.–Oct., Mon.–Sun. 11–5
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  • Location: Kendal
Updated: 05-30-2014

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