What's on this August Bank Holiday?

With many businesses closed and shopping hours reduced, spend your August Bank Holiday exploring the South Lakes. Take in the sun, learn something new, and practice self-care because you deserve it. Our hotel is within walking distance of the beautiful Kendal Castle ruins, and only a short drive to Sizergh Castle, where you can discover the area’s heritage and stunning environment.

The Sizergh Silk Road: from Goa to Antwerp

Be among the first people to see the rediscovered goan bedspread of James II, gifted to the Strickland family as a thank you for their loyalty in the 17th century. Also, featured at the castle is a complete set of five 17th-century Flemish tapestries that depict Plutarch’s (and later Shakespeare’s) famous story and are the largest surviving weavings of this series across the globe. Learn about how they’re cared for before they’re moved to Belgium for specialist treatment.

Cecilia’s Story: A Life in Letters

Cecilia is an 18th century mistress who lived in Sizergh Castle and you can follow her journey of love, loss and hope through her surviving letters. While you’re there, treat yourself to a slice of chocolate and rum pavlova cake, inspired by the sweet chestnut seeds Cecilia planted following her trip to Versailles. These trees still stand along Ashbank Lane today and are certainly worth a look.

Guided Walk: Sizergh Fell

Enjoy a 1.5 mile guided stroll across Sizergh’s farm estate. Discover significant archaeological sites, including a prehistoric burial mound, and witness the breath-taking views over Morecambe Bay. Sizergh Fell’s limestone grassland is filled to the brim with life, from diverse grasses and flora, to woodland creatures, aviators, and grazing cattle. Sturdy footwear is recommended for this hour and a half walk through uneven land.

Chill out at Castle Green Hotel

Following a day of exploring and delving into Sizergh’s heritage, it’s time to return to our hotel to relax and part-take in a typically British afternoon tea. With our Super Sunday deal, you receive complimentary entry into our Pulse Health & Fitness Club where you can chill out in our pool and steam room. Or, treat yourself to an afternoon cuppa’, served with the finest locally sourced bite-sized sandwiches and cakes. Enjoy your tea while looking out at our beautiful gardens for only £15 per person.

For the perfect August Bank Holiday weekend, our Super Sunday offer (moved to the Monday night) is the perfect budget-friendly way to escape to the countryside. It includes overnight accommodation, a Westmorland breakfast, entrance into our health and fitness club, and a 3 course meal at either of our restaurants with a £32 food allowance per person. Spend this bank Holiday treating yourself and learning something new.