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Address: Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1892 870307
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Beautiful house & gardens...even on a cold damp day!

I had not heard of Penshurst Place before but it was a wonderful find, added to which it was a cold damp Mothers Day so it was not too busy. The gardens looked impressive & I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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186 reviews 186 reviews
50 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had not heard of Penshurst Place before but it was a wonderful find, added to which it was a cold damp Mothers Day so it was not too busy. The gardens looked impressive & I'm sure are beautiful in season & there seemed plenty to do for families, with a playground, a toy museum & the gardens. The great... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A great couple of hours out and about in the countryside with a woodland walk, adventure playground for the kids, grand house and beautifully designed gardens. Good value for money as there was plenty to see and even though our visit was in March before a lot of the flowers and blossom had come out, the gardens still looked fab.... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I quite liked the palace and gardens, since I am a Sidney scholar and came to see the place which has influenced his 'Arcadia'. However I was very surprised that I was forbidden to take notes in the main hall (with my pencil, in a notebook), with the explanation that this was private property. I can understand restrictions about taking... More 

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

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We were very disappointed to read that you were instructed not to take notes by a member of our staff. As you rightly mention, photography is indeed not allowed, but we would always encourage people to take notes of the architecture, art, history or anything they find of interest in our State... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Ate lunch today at the Porcupine Lodge at the entrance to Penshurst Place, whilst on a circular walk from Leigh. We have visited here before when it had not long been opened. At that time there were big issues around the queueing arrangements and slowness of service. Although today it was very busy, there being a farmers' market in the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the food and the service while visiting the Porcupine Pantry. Our pricing is checked against local competitors on a regular basis and I do feel we offer value for money and the quality we offer is superior. We are using as many local products... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a really interesting place to visit, and not too crowded even over a half-term weekend. The gardens are very unusual and contain many lovely shrubs and plants. The house itself is steeped in history. It is particularly interesting to visit at the moment because the BBC series Wolf Hall was largely filmed here so many of the rooms... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Me and my boyfriend visited Penshurst place last year in April and I was overwhelmed! It's so beautiful, even in spring when the rosebuds aren't quite sure yet if they are ready or not to burst out. Luckily the garden was still full of other flowers and so colourful and pretty. We almost had the place to ourselves and that... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Lovely place would visit with my family , was here filming in January but will be back in the summer to experience the beautiful gardens and house.

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Oxford
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Beautiful and stylish. My brother had his reception here and everyone had such a great time. The medieval hall is interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Such a beautiful place to see, got to be one of the best places in the Kent countryside. The beautiful surroundings make it great for stroll on a nice summers day , such a beautiful castle and ideal for weddings. Don't think you can get bored revisiting, plenty to do and see.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Penshurst is surprisingly good. I was just coming to the end of an art history degree, and was surprised at how good the collection of portraits were. i am also interested in costume design, so was pleased to see a few costumes on display from a film made at Penshurst. There is also a children's toy museum, and lots of... More 

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