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Penshurst Place & Gardens

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Address: Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1892 870307
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Gorgeous gardens (arrived too late for the house) but probably on 26th May we were two weeks early for the roses and two weeks late for the spring flowers. However, it is still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Mansa, Zambia
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Mansa, Zambia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous gardens (arrived too late for the house) but probably on 26th May we were two weeks early for the roses and two weeks late for the spring flowers. However, it is still stunning and on a sunny spring afternoon it was lovely just to wander round the well-tended lawns and orchards, taking in all the life that is about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to while away a few hours, and had plenty to keep my children (8 and 10) happy! To take you through our trip, with some tips: It's well signposted from the M25 J5, but be aware that the brown signs don't always say 'Penshurst Place' on them; they are most often just a picture of... More 

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Deal, Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Having seen the BBC's Wolf Hall, which we loved, it was a natural choice to visit here as some of the scenes were filmed in the Long Hall. Although a little difficult to find (our "sat-nav" took us on the scenic route!), it is well worth the trip as the gardens were wonderful. The small part of the house open... More 

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Larkfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visit Penshurst Place every year and always have a lovely time. Excellent value at £10.50 for an adult ticket for the house and gardens and I could happily spend all day sitting in the sunshine. It's easy to imagine what it would've been like so many years before as you wander through the rooms of the house and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A superb example of 14th, 15th and 16th Century Architecture. The property was built in 1341 and subsequently extended, the property has been owned by the Sidney Family since 1552. As you wander through the 10 rooms, open to the public, you are able to read detailed explanation cards as to the contents and exhibits in each room. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The weather on bank holiday Monday is traditionally a bit rubbish and today was no exception. I took the family here to see the house & gardens. All members of staff we met were very friendly and helpful and wanted us to make the most of out afternoon. On arrival, the first area we found was the outdoor play area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Decided to try something new.... penshurst place was a gem from the word go.... Fair price to get in, wonderful play park area, very safe, sadly too early in the year for the maze.Gardens are stunning, nearly a maze in its self. Took picnic and had a wonderful day. Brilliant for a young family.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Easy to find, 20 mins drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells. Having free on site car parking was a pleasant start to our visit. We would recommend buying a guide book to get the most out of your visit . We started our tour of the house beginning with the magnificent baron's hall. The house was well laid out with historical... More 

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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

After visiting Hever in the morning, this was quite a different experience, but lovely just the same. The guides in the house were very informative and I loved seeing where Wolf Hall was filmed. This somehow helped to bring the house to life. A great historical visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It is great castle with a lot to see and a lot of history. The gardens are just majestic, although best time to visit would be June- Oct, when they will be in bloom. The castle is privately owned and you can appreciate the resources and hard work in preserving it and making it such a great attractions.

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