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Visit Sizergh car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to get to Sizergh car-free. There are frequent direct buses from: Kendal (15 mins), Grange-over-Sands (15 mins) Windermere (40 mins), Ulverston (45 mins), Ambleside (60 mins) and Lancaster (65 mins). It’s then a 20-minute stroll to the castle.

Direct trains run to Kendal from: Oxenholme (5 mins), Windermere (15 mins), Lancaster (25 mins), Preston (40 mins) and Manchester (90 mins).

Check our recommended route for step-by-step directions and use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Free hot drink when you arrive by bus and show a valid bus ticket in the café – find out more.

National Route 70 runs along beside the sea from Barrow-in-Furness and Grange-over-Sands to Windermere via Kendal and passes by the main gate, as does the Lakes and Dales Loop. From Kendal, take National Route 6 to meet National Cycle Route 70. Plan your cycle route here – Oxenholme is the easiest station to cycle from.

You can also cycle on back lanes from Arnside station (which is on the scenic Furness Line). Electric bike hire is available at Arnside Train Station and Sizergh from summer 2023 with EaseERide.

The Lake District Boundary Walk passes near the pedestrian entrance, see the Sizergh Wildlife Walk map for details. The Kendal to Lancaster Canal Walk is also nearby. There’s also a network of local paths: Levens (1.3miles/30mins), Brigsteer (1.3miles/30mins), Kendal (3.25miles/1hr 45mins).

Various bargain tickets are available for getting around the Lake District by train or bus.

A group of 3 or more people travelling together by train can save money with a GroupSave ticket.

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains in the UK. And here is Sizergh’s access information. You can hire a Tramper all-terrain mobility scooter at Sizergh. 50% off entry to Sizergh for group visits by disability charities and groups registered with the Link Pass scheme.

All these routes to Sizergh take you through some beautiful Lakeland scenery, including the Lakes Connection bus, the Lakes Line and Furness Line trains.

All photos on this page are copyright ©National Trust Images – full credits here.

About Sizergh

Beautiful medieval house with rich gardens and estate. Visits to the house include a new film about the amazing Strickland family “One House, One Family, 800 Years” and the internationally recognised Inlaid Chamber. The listed Cumbrian garden includes colourful herbaceous border, working kitchen garden, apple orchard and limestone rock garden. Miles of walking trails across a 1,600-acre estate containing wetlands, limestone pasture, ancient woodland, farmland and orchards. New access for all path with tramper vehicles for hire. Contemporary café open every day serving hot meals, drinks and snacks using seasonal produce grown in the garden. Wild play area with climbing wall, balance beams and rope swing. Shop selling locally made products, home accessories, sweets, plants, toys and gifts.

For any queries about visiting contact Sizergh on 01539560951 or sizergh@nationaltrust.org.uk

Address: Sizergh, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8DZ. Visit Website