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Penshurst Place & Gardens

Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DG, England
+44 (0)1892 870307
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Penshurst
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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leigh -on-sea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Beautifully gardens, lovely scenery, nice walk, good tea room. But house does not open until 12 o'clock, but the gardens open at 10.30.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a very good day out here last saturday. Lovely house and the gardens were beautiful. On the minus side - poor service in the cafe and not enough rooms in the house open for the public to see.

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Dartford
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Took by grand daughter of 4 and we all had a very nice time. Good value for money as well. There was plenty to do and see and we were lucky to visit when the Maze was in use in the corn field. My only complaint was the time it took to purchase a cup of tea and coffee. Over... More

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RYE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a delightful afternoon roaming gardens, house, toy museum and spent at least an hour in the maize maze. I went with my two teenage children and all of us were pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed food in both the restaurant and the café and we found both to be excellent. Wished I had visited sooner. The entrance fee was... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Really enjoyed my visit here. The garden is beautiful but as ever with gardens they are evolving and unfortunately we were too late to see the peony border. The restaurant food is good but we did have a problem with service - but more down to a new person than that being the norm

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I took my children and met friends for an afternoon at Penshurst earlier this week. I've been to Penshurst a few times before and my children love the adventure playground there. We went first for lunch and headed to the new (?) Porcupine Pantry. The blackboard listed hot paninis, sandwiches and soup, so looked promising. However, without any apology, the... More

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PenshurstPlace, Marketing Executive at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this review

We are so thankful for your kind comments about the gardens and maize. Our gardeners are very passionate about what they do and will be thrilled to hear of your enjoyment, and your children’s avid exploration! Thank you also for the feedback about the cafe and restaurant service you received on your visit. For the most part we find Leiths,... More

Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had a great visit to Penshurst Place & Gardens today. The most beautiful of grand houses steeped in royal history, just beautiful. The guides were informative and helpful. The gardens are lovely and well kept. In addition there is a super children's adventure playground for children and 2 challenging maize mazes. The only slight shortcoming was the restaurant; the tables... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited Penshurst Place for the afternoon and paid for the ticket for the house, gardens and grounds which was £10 each. We arrived at 2pm and the house and museum closed at 4pm so we headed straight there, however we had looked around both by 3pm. The gardens are stunning, extremely well kept and so peaceful. We really enjoyed... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went there specifically for the Maize 🌽 Maze, which takes about 30 minutes. You get a map and collect stamps on your journey. There's a smaller second maze for younger kids. The play area is large and safe with plenty to do. There are 2 restaurants and plenty of picnic areas and benches if you bring your own. The... More

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Sussex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice location for a coffee stop but.... Hopelessly slow counter staff. Teapot only half full with tepid water. Nice cake but mingy portions. Not good value. Shame really.

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