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  • National Trust

Family Event, Sat 25 May - Sun 1 Sep 2019

©National Trust Images/Paul Harris

©National Trust Images/Paul Harris


Beware, the past is full of surprises... Follow this family trail to find out which medicines of the past were really rather dangerous. Cecilia Strickland took hemlock for her ailments, but little did she know it was actually poisoning her! Discover other popular 18th-century medicines and find out why they’re no longer used today.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 25 May - Sun 1 Sep 2019 10:00 to 16:00


Normal admission charges apply plus £1 per trail.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Ground floor of the house, shop and most of the garden are accessible with a wheelchair. Mainly gravel paths. Recommended route path in the garden. Wheelchair and powered mobility vehicle available. Braille guide and handling items available. Picnic area in the car park. Children's quiz sheets. Sorry no backpacks or baby carriers in the house. Groups and coaches accepted with advanced booking.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 16 Mar - Sun 27 Oct Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters
Sat 25 May - Sun 1 Sep Plants, poisons and potions trail


Nr Kendal,


Plan route to Sizergh Castle - National Trust using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 498878  Lat: 54.28336 Long: -2.77255

Five miles from the M6 exit 36, follow A590 towards Kendal then take A590 for Barrow-in-Furness and follow brown signs. From Lake District take A591 south then A590 towards Barrow-in-Furness.

Parking: free

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