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Penshurst Place & Gardens

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Address: Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DG, England
Phone Number: 441892870307
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As with most such visitor attractions such as Penshurst Place, the entrance fees are more often than not extortionate. The pricing structure of this particular place at least... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Easy reached by car from London, Penshurst Place and gardens was a great discovery. It is a private home - some discount with English Heritage card holder but work out your maths first. Although the garden itself is slightly past the blooming season in mid august, it is still worth enjoying the lay out of an Elizabethan garden. The house... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The staff are extremely rude and I wouldn't recommend a visit to anyone. They denied us entrance vouchers that we were entitled to and spoke about us behind our back to other visitors to the place. We were also accused of trying to enter the house without tickets. I am appalled by the treatment to my family by every member... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We found ourselves subjected to some of the most appalling customer service we have ever experienced. The staff were dismissive and rude which hindered our enjoyment this attraction's grandeur. Also, the site seemed to be more focused on the aspect that Wolf Hall was filmed here, rather than the history associated with Penshurst Place. Nice place but staff are rude!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As with most such visitor attractions such as Penshurst Place, the entrance fees are more often than not extortionate. The pricing structure of this particular place at least provides flexibility, however many families with smal children will have no need to go any further than to remain in 'Playground' area with its well equipped area to suit the requirements of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We have visited Penshurst before but went this time with friends who had not. As usual we had a great day. It was not as busy as I would have expected it to be and this meant we had a very relaxed day. The children spent a lot of time playing in the adventure playground....as parents we could easily keep... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A beautiful stately home open to the public, with beautiful gardens, shop and a super play area with large climbing equipment. There is also an hours circle walk from the car park where you can admire this amazing building and the wonderful countryside that it is set in.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Although the best of the season was past, the gardens were lovely. Plenty of secluded areas to discover. Visited the house, too. The Barons' Hall is magnificent. It was good to see some of the places used as sets for the amazing BBC series Wolf Hall, with pictures from the show. We enjoyed and appreciated the peace and quiet. Good... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not to be missed if you are in Sussex, this lovely old house and grounds was the setting for the recent TV serial 'Wolf Hall'. The house, easily accessed with a total of some forty fairly shallow steps to negotiate, has a wealth of interesting memorabilia to enjoy....including many portraits and interesting family photographs.There are some fine old pieces of... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The gardens of Penhurst Place are an absolute treasure! If you love gardening and landscaping this is the place to go too. You will walk around here for hours and hours and enjoy all these gardens have to offer. A must see!

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I hadn't been to visit Penshurst Place for about twenty years. I had forgotten quite how beautiful the house and gardens are - and much larger than in my memory. Couldn't believe how quiet (and therefore relaxing!) it was compared to Chartwell and Hever that we had visited the day before. A great day out. Nearby George and Dragon at... More 

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