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  Sizergh Castle. The castles of Cumbria and the Lake District
The castles of Cumbria and the Lake District
The Castle has not had an eventfull life and is therefore well preserved, although it may have been in a poor condition during the Stricklands absence in the late Cl7.
Sizergh is only about 2mls from Levens Hall, another fine old house with world renowned topiary gardens, both should be visited when in the area.
www.edgeguide.co.uk /cumbria/sizerghcastle.html   (261 words)

  Stewart Society
His Lady, Winifred Trentham (1645-1725), whom he married in 1674, was present, as a member of the household of Mary of Modena, the consort of James II, at the birth of the Prince of Wales (James VIII and III, the future father of Prince Charles Edward Stuart) in 1688.
At Sizergh there is a collection of Stuart personal relics and a set of portraits of the Stuart royal family, given to Lady Strickland by the grateful Queen, a permanent reminder of those difficult years in exile.
The castle, which is still the home of the Stricklands, is now administered by the National Trust [for England] and is open to the public, Sundays to Thursdays, from 30 March to 30 October.
www.stewartsociety.org /places/places_pages/place_Sizergh_Castle.htm   (400 words)

 Sizergh Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Advantageous marriages in terms of inherited estates and influential family connections gave the Strickland's the wherewithal to embark on tripling the size of the castle and decorating the interiors with the finest carved decoration in the North of England from the late 1550's to the mid-1580's.
During the seventeenth century however, the magnificent castle was abandoned by the family for long periods as they followed the deposed King James II into exile in France.
Sizergh Castle has many interesting and beautiful features, with the view back towards the building from the far side of the ornamental pond particularly striking.
www.ukheritage.net /castles/sizergh_castle.htm   (694 words)

 Sizergh Castle and Gardens (Kendal, Cumbria) - Review - Stunning Sizergh
Sizergh Castle is situated about six miles south of Kendal in the Lake District, just off the A590.
The castle gardens are open to visitors throughout the year, and when you arrive you will pay a separate entrance fee for each.
Sizergh Castle and gardens cost £5 for an adult, £2.50 for a child or £12.50 for a family ticket.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-national/sizergh-castle-and-gardens-kendal-cumbria/1031102   (1400 words)

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Sizergh Castle Sizergh Castle - Nr Kendal, Cumbria (NT) Despite the rather eccentric opening hours of Sizergh Castle (closed on Fridays and Saturdays!), this substantial building is well worth seeking out.
www.cumbria-calling.com/english-heritage/penrith-castle.htm Penrith Castle - Cumbria & the Lake District - UKattraction Penrith Castle in Penrith, Cumbria.
The original tower of the Castle was built by Bishop Strickland and improved by Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmorland.
www.angelfire.com /ma4/kids/pagetwo   (131 words)

 Sizergh Castle and Garden
The Strickland family has lived at Sizergh Castle for more than 750 years, and it remains their home today.
Of particular interest are the large gardens surrounding the Castle, a notable feature being the National Trust's largest limestone rock garden, including part of the National Collection of Hardy Ferns.
The castle and gardens are in the care of The National Trust.
www.visitcumbria.com /sl/sizergh.htm   (289 words)

 Sizergh Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Sizergh Castle and Garden are located north of Lancaster, near the Lake District National Park
Sizergh Castle was built in the 12th century.
The style of the castle is a Tudor Manor, built around a 14th century pele tower, which was used for protection against the Scots during their raids on England.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu /ukstudy99/postcard/sizergh.htm   (273 words)

 English Lakes - An illustrated guide to the Lake District - Sizergh Castle.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Historic Sizergh Castle and Gardens, situated around four miles south of Kendal, is owned by the National Trust, although the Strickland family, who have been in possesion of the house since 1239 still occupy their ancestral home.
The castle's museum is situated in the upper floor of the pele tower.
The castle gardens, which extend to 14 acres, were first laid out in the seventeenth century.
www.english-lakes.com /sizergh_castle.html   (235 words)

 Sizergh Castle Sedgwick Cumbria England English
Sizergh Castle is an impressive 14th century stone Pele Tower with a projecting rectangular garderobe turret.
A gabled corner block was added to this tower and a long ranges added to both towers to form a rectangular courtyard.
Sizergh Castle is located west of Sedgwick, follow the signpost off the A590.
www.castleuk.net /castle_lists_north/97/sizerghcastle.htm   (128 words)

 North Lakes Hotel & Spa : Letter from The Lakes - Sizergh Castle
The path led onto the rear of the castle to the formal lake, which was half covered, with white and yellow Lilly's.
The setting was dramatic against the backdrop of the castle and yet it was tranquil due to the lovely surrounding countryside.
When we entered the castle the tea room was extremely busy but plenty of picnic areas are provided in the grounds if you wished to take your own lunch.
www.northlakeshotel.com /letters/letter37.html   (673 words)

 Sizergh Castle in Cumbria
The core of Sizergh Castle is a 14th century pele tower.  The castle was built within the wide band of land which, before the Union of 1603, frequently changed hands between England and Scotland. 
The castle contains English and French furniture, silver and china and family portraits.  There is also a collection of Stuart portraits and Stuart and Jacobite relics.
Sizergh Castle, wreathed in Virginia creeper, is surrounded by grounds.
www.touruk.co.uk /houses/Sizergh-Castle-Cumbria.htm   (360 words)

 Sizergh Castle
Sizergh castle is owned by the family, Strictlands.
The lake was extended from the castle moat in 1926, and was stocked with 40 Golden Rudd, which were more than happy when we (Susan and I, Kelly) fed them our lunches.
Our colleagues last year also visited Sizergh in May '99, have a look at the garden in Springtime.
www.hcs.osu.edu /ukstudy2000/postcard/sizergh   (295 words)

 Sizergh Castle and Gardens Lake District UK Sizergh near Kendal
Sizergh Castle and Gardens are situated close to Kendal with the Strickland family having lived here since 1239 although it is now in the custody of the National Trust since 1950, it still remains the home of the Strickland family.
At Sizergh there are number of events, for more details contact them.
It is advisable to contact Sizergh Castle prior to your visit if there is something specific you wish to see or any alterations have been made to the Opening times and the attraction itself.
www.lakedistrictletsgo.co.uk /attractions/attractions_pages/sizergh_castle.html   (332 words)

 Sizergh Castle and Garden, Kendal, Cumbria
The core of the castle is a 14th century pele tower, but a superb Tudor house was built around the tower.
The finest room on view is the Inlaid Chamber, which boasts excellent period furniture and panelling inlaid with poplar and bog oak.
Sizergh Castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens, featuring a limestone rock garden, pasture land, and woodlands which support a large butterfly population.
www.britainexpress.com /counties/cumbria/houses/sizergh.htm   (432 words)

 Historic Houses and Castles in the English Lake District and Cumbria
This medieval castle was extended in Elizabethan times and has an exceptional series of oak-panelled interiors with intricately carved chimneypieces and early oak furniture, culminating in the magnificent Inlaid Chamber.
The castle is surrounded by handsome gardens which include a particularly imposing and beautiful rock garden.
Wander though the castle's medieval chambers, stairways, and dungeons.
www.lakesandcumbria.com /view/castles   (428 words)

 Love Stories
She was a wealthy widow with two small children and a castle -- compliments of Walter Strickland, her second husband.
Sizergh Castle was the Strickland family castle, and it was almost as far west in northern England as Barmston was east.
Cecily Strangeways married Thomas Boynton, the grandfather of the Thomas of Barmston and Sizergh.
www.boyntons.us /yorkshire/stories/lovestories.html   (1678 words)

 Painting Gallery -- CastlePaintings.co.uk and CastleColors.com
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www.castlecolors.com   (1169 words)

 Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Esq.)
Born on 5 Apr 1516 in Sizergh Castle, Westmorland, England, son of Sir Walter Strickland and Catherine, dau.
is muster roll book at Sizergh shows that when summoned for duty in defence of the border he rode out with a fully equipped company 290 strong, by far the largest number of anyone in the county.
Alice remained at Sizergh Castle after the death of Walter and her marriage to Sir Thomas Boynton to look after the young Strickland children.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /Bios/WalterStrickland.htm   (1602 words)

 Appleby Castle Cumbria
Appleby Castle is set in 27 acres of grounds.  There are a variety of birds and animals on display, both domestic and foreign, including the collection of Rare Breeds. 
The castle gates lead to the parish church at the bottom of the hill.  Half way down are St Anne's Hospital almshouses which were built by Lady Anne in 1651 and display the Clifford arms.
The Perpendicular church of St Michael was renovated by Lady Anne and inside are tomb monuments to Lady Anne (1676) and her mother, the Countess of Cumberland (1617).
www.touruk.co.uk /houses/Appleby-Castle-Cumbria.htm   (574 words)

 BBC - Cumbria Features
The medieval castle at Sizergh near Kendal features spring flower meadows and a very large rock garden.
The head gardener at Sizergh Castle, John Hawley.
Sizergh Castle is on the A590 just South of Kendal.
www.bbc.co.uk /cumbria/features/gardening/2004/sizergh/index.shtml   (215 words)

 Sizergh Castle Cumbria
Sizergh Castle (known also as Sizergh Hall) began as a 60-foot high, four-storey pele tower built in the 14
Sizergh Castle's 14 acres of gardens were first laid out in the 18
Sizergh Castle and Garden is under the care of the National Trust.
www.thecumbriadirectory.com /Tourist_Attractions/Castles/Sizergh_Castle/Sizergh_Castle.php   (424 words)

 Castles in England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colchester Castle - Run as a museum by the local authority.
Rayleigh Castle - Remains of earthworks of motte-and-bailey castle
Shrewsbury Castle - Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castles_in_England   (182 words)

 Tourist Attractions: English Lake District, Cumbria, UK
Sizergh Castle and Garden, Sizergh, Nr Kendal, Cumbria - tel 01539 60070
Sizergh Castle reflects the turbulent history of this part of the country.
A 14th century tower in the main street of the town, with a local exhibition by the friends of Dalton Castle (admission free).
www.lakes-online.co.uk /info/attractions   (410 words)

 Reckless Gardener - Online Gardening Magazine, including online gardening shop!
Sizergh Castle, Nr Kendal, Cumbria, dates back to the middle ages and has been in the Strickland family for over 750 years.
In 1950 the Castle and grounds were given to the National Trust.
The castle is an imposing structure, dominating the garden, which is extremely varied.
www.recklessgardener.co.uk /gardenvists/sizergh.html   (353 words)

 Sizergh Castle, Kendal, Cumbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Home of the Strickland family for over 750 years, Sizergh Castle, Kendal, Cumbria was originally built between 1239 and 1340 as an essentially defensive pele tower for Sir Walter Strickland.
The Stricklands were Royalists during the Civil War, and had to abandon the castle for a short period.
But the castle has stood the test of time well, and today the interior has some exceptional carved Elizabethan chimney pieces, oak furniture and portraits and staircase
www.cumbria-calling.com /nt/sizergh.htm   (131 words)

 Sizergh Castle & Garden, Kendal - Cumbria & the Lake District - UK Attraction
Sizergh Castle & Garden, Kendal - Cumbria & the Lake District - UK Attraction
Sizergh Castle & Garden is set in a 1600-acre estate criss-crossed by public footpaths that offer short walks from the castle to dramatic viewpoints over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells.
The castle was built in the Middle Ages (and extended in Elizabethan times) by the Strickland family and remains their home today.
www.ukattraction.com /cumbria+lake-district/sizergh-castle-garden.htm   (198 words)

 Sizergh Castle (Cumbria) - © Gardens-Guide.com - OPEN GARDENS UK & Ireland - Features, Admission, Maps, ...
These conifers, many of the dwarf varieties, especially on the lower banks, are features in themselves and make the numerous winding walks amongst them a very enjoyable experience.
Nearer to the castle, the terraces with their shrubs and climbers, glorious in their autumn tints, the spectacular maples and recently restored Dutch Garden full of flowering cherries, make this a garden to be visited from early Spring to late Autumn with so much to delight the eye at all times.
Sizergh Castle was originally built as a bastion against the marauding Scots to the north on one of the few passable routes south for invading bands.
www.gardens-guide.com /gardenpages/_0417.htm   (350 words)

 Hotels near Sizergh Castle & Garden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
One of The Castle Green Hotel's greatest assets is its location.
The castle has a 60-foot high tower, built in the 14th century, but most of the castle dates from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
There are panelled rooms with fine carved overmantles and adze-hewn floors, and the gardens, laid out in the 18th century, co...
www.activereservations.com /hotel/attr/en/156   (396 words)

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