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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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High Tea.

The house and grounds were excellent with staff on hand to explain what was going on. However our family wanted to treat us to the High Tea so we telephoned to enquire what time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Peter F
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We did hot know of Penshurst until we saw it recommended when visiting Hever Castle. It was a wonderful surprise. We arrived just after it opened at 10.30, immediately set about morning coffee on the terrace of the Pantry which was very nice. Then through the fabulous gardens with their enormous variety and in beautiful order. Onward to the house... More 

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derby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

we chose to visit because of the house but the garden made the visit worth the rather high entry fee (£10.50 at this date). unfortunately as we arrived at 3:00 pm we did not have time to visit toy museum as well as the house which had last entry at 4:00pm so spent time in the large formal garden, spectacular... More 

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The house and grounds were excellent with staff on hand to explain what was going on. However our family wanted to treat us to the High Tea so we telephoned to enquire what time they started serving this and were informed that it was at 3 pm. We went into the Garden Restaurant at 3 and tried to order but... More 

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PenshurstPlace, Catering Manager at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Peter F Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry your High Tea fell short of what you were expecting. High Tea is something we currently do not offer in its entirety, and I'm very sorry this wasn't explained to you in the first instance. We are working on doing a Set Afternoon Tea... More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The gardens here are very well managed and there's a bit of everything (e.g. woodland, orchard, herbaceous borders). The jubilee walk was beautiful - full of colour and lots more on its way!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A beautiful place for a wedding. The grounds are immaculate and everything was superb! The best location for a wedding venue I have been to.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited the house and grounds recently. Were pleasantly surprised at how lovely the formal gardens are and as it is less well known than Leeds and Hever Castles it is much less busy too. As well as the lovely grounds and stately home (where Wolf Hall was partly filmed) there is also a small toy museum, a woodland trail and... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My Wife and I thought we would take advantage of her RHS free entry into Penshurst Place only to be confronted by an anti RHS gatekeeper giving us her opinion on letting RHS members through the gate without paying. We would like to strongly warn anyone with children to be very careful when in the first part of the garden... More 

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PenshurstPlace, General Manager at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies if you felt a member of our staff acted in an inappropriate manner towards you. We have been a partner garden with the RHS for many years, as well as opening for the National Garden Scheme for over 85 years, and it is a partnership we continue to believe in and enjoy being a part of.... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It helps to go on a sunny day with the flowers in bloom as they are in June. The garden is fantastic, with many "rooms" and masses of well kept beds. The house is really a castle, still inhabited by a great family with a line of history that just blows you away, when measured with world historic events like... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Penshurst Place craft fair is on twice a year and is a great open air craft fair in Kent. However, the telecoms signal is very poor, and a lot of traders can only accept cheques, cash or issue a manual card receipt as electronic devices will not work. Beware, as I was victim of fraud by a company called "Carry... More 

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Haywards Heath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Spent all day at Penshurst Place as the gardens were so stunning. Obviously there were some plants still to flower, most of the roses for example and the peonies. It was clear that the gardens are well tended and there are plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the gardens. You pay an extra £2 to visit the house. Although... More 

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Address: Address: Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1892 870307
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sevenoaks District  >  Penshurst

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