SD 499-879 Cumbria England
Sizergh Castle is a mid 14th century stone fortified manor house, founded by Sir Walter Strickland. Built in line, the house originally comprised of a central single storey hall, with a crenellated four storey solar tower and a lower cross-wing, built on the gable ends. Once encased by a ditch, its pele tower is flanked by a rectangular garderobe turret and a shallow stair turret, which gives access to all the floor and the roof. In the mid 16th century, Walter Strickland radically altered the castle, he remodelling the tower and raised a larger hall, to first floor level. The cross-wing was rebuilt to make a three storey lower end tower and long ranges added to both of the towers, to form a rectangular open courtyard. 5 miles north is Kendal Castle.
Sizergh Castle is located near Low Sizergh, off Nannypie Lane. 19 miles north of Lancaster on the M6-A590.
The site is managed by The National Trust and is open, Sunday to Thursday early March to October 1:00-5:00pm, Garden open daily, early March to October 11:00-5:00pm, November and December 11:00-4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday January to early March 11:00-4:00pm. The estate is open daily 9:00-5:00pm.
There is a car park.