Sizergh, Kendal LA8 8DZ, UK
About Sizergh Castle
It is a massive 60-ft pele tower at the heart of Sizergh – built by the Strickland family in c.1350. The castle was substantially expanded in the sixteenth century and, despite participation in the Pilgrimage of Grace and supporting the Jacobite cause, the Strickland family retained ownership until the twentieth century. One of the iconic attractions and also you can spend a nice time there.
Attractions near Sizergh Castle
A magnificent Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th Century pele tower, which was expanded and rebuilt towards the end of the 16th Century. Both the Hall and the gardens are open to the public. The core of this delightful Elizabethan manor is a pele tower built in 1350 as a defence against Scottish raiders. One of the iconic attractions in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists here.
Abbot Hall is one of Britain's preeminent small art galleries, set in a beautifully restored Grade I-listed Georgian house on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal. The building is a Grade I listed Georgian villa on the banks of the River Kent in the historic town of Kendal, gateway to the Lake District. The building contains the highly popular Spirit of 76 painting, the original 1684 Town Deed, a Maritime Museum, Sign Museum, numerous displays and artwork related to the Town, and a Gift Shop.
Kendal Castle, probably the late 12th Century, is now a ruin, but worth exploring. From here you can get brilliant views over the town. his 13th-century castle, built on a drumlin, was the seat of power and administration for the barons of Kendal for over 200 years, most notably the Parr family. The site, which has been a ruin since Tudor times, is accessible to the public and managed by the South Lakeland District Council.
The National Trust's Fell Foot Park, is a fantastic place for active family holidays. The attractive seven hectare grounds are open throughout the year for you and your family to enjoy. It is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of modern life and its lawns offer a place where families can relax, picnic and play in safety.
Blackwell mansion is one of England’s most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20th century and is a superb example of Arts and Crafts movement architecture, with most of the original decorative interiors still intact. Almost all of Blackwell’s original features survive, along with immaculate furniture and beautiful decorative flourishes. With a peaceful, tranquil setting and tremendous views over Windermere and the Coniston Fells, the house never fails to inspire.
The Lakes Aquarium is an aquarium in the village of Lakeside on the southern shore of Windermere. It has a plethora of strange and wonderful aquatic wildlife, as well as a small selection of land-dwelling creatures. The attraction is now owned by Spanish leisure company Parques Reunidos, who own and operate 67 parks across the world.
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Discover more attractions in Cumbria, where Sizergh Castle is located
The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.