During our summer trip to Scotland we also stopped on the way in the Lake District and did some exploring there. One of the castles we visited was the lovely Sizergh in Cumbria. This place is still a home for the Strickland family and in addition to the lovely castle one can explore the gardens, ponds and orchards and woodlands on 647 acres. And of course, being a National Trust property one can finish the visit in the cafe with a lovely lunch and a cream tea!
The gardens around the house include a beautiful rockery with ferns and blooming flowers. The orchard starts right behind this gardens and on the other side of the house there is a lovely pond and wind flower area.
By the front of the castle there is also another pond, where there are also activities for children as part of the National Trust’s “50 things before you are 11 3/4 -initiative”.
There is also a lovely formal garden with beautifully shaped topiary – a great place for a game of hide and seek! Don’t forget to peek into the stables by the formal gardens as they hold a few surprises such as old horse carriages and a boat.
Are you following my Instagram account @houseofanais where I normally post photos of our travels as they take place – such as these Sizergh Castle photos from this summer