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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discover the beauty and tranquillity of this enchanting historic family...

Discover the beauty and tranquillity of this enchanting historic family home and gardens, once the property of Henry VIII. With a unique medieval Baron's Hall, staterooms, and intimate walled Tudor gardens, that have colour and variety throughout the seasons. Penshurst Place is great for a family day out, with a large wooden Adventure Playground, Toy Museum, Woodland Trail, Garden Restaurant, Porcupine Pantry Coffee Shop, a Gift Shop (open all year) and an events calendar full of entertainment.

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Lovely set up

We visited Father Christmas in Narnia in 2015. We had an early slot, but found it all to be really well organised. Walking through the wardrobe was great and the, albeit short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
EmilyS75
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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San Francisco, California
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429 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle was closed, but we could look through the gates to see the extraordinary gardens, even as they were preparing to sleep for the cold winter. Walls surround the castle making it appear as a fortress. The St. John the Baptist Penhurst Church was open. It stands in the south west corner of Penshurst Place’s park. We walked in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and fun for the whole family, there is a lot to see and do and lots of activities for the little ones too, not to mention the beautiful gardens. Would recommend bringing your own sandwiches and drinks as the cafe on site is expensive and not top quality. A bit expensive, but if you want a fun day out... More 

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1 Thank Erzsebet N
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as I and my now husband visited Penshurst, we loved it, and booked it immediately! We wanted somewhere that was in-between Mid-Kent and London. The venue is stunning, the staff are so amazing and helpful, I'm a very organised person, and like to be in control, but I had nothing to worry about. I felt so calm and... More 

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2 Thank MoreBarker2012
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is an astonishing building. The perfectly preserved medieval Barons Hall is an outstanding example of its kind. The formal gardens are excellent. We visited an open air market in the grounds which was excellent for stocking up on christmas presents.

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2 Thank TomLloyd-J
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I took my 2 year old grandson and his Nan to visit the Narnia Experience at Penshurst today. Please avoid this if your children scare at all, not just easily, as this was claustrophobic and loud. The characters are authentic but this is to much for any children under the age of 10 at least.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We visited Father Christmas in Narnia in 2015. We had an early slot, but found it all to be really well organised. Walking through the wardrobe was great and the, albeit short, walk to Father Christmas was lovely. We had plenty of time in the craft area afterwards and were welcome to stay around as long as we wanted to.... More 

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2 Thank EmilyS75
London
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Returned to PP for a walk this Saturday ..love the place and wanted to share it with my wife. One comment though..when we arrived at the cafe, to escape the driving rain..a person w With a South African accent, who I can only assume was the manager informed us that "we are dig friendly but you can't bring your dog... More 

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

Dear Dominic M, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. I did want to apologise for the confusion over the dog policy. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the Pantry for food hygiene reasons. However we are big dog lovers at heart, this is why we have dog bowls on the terrace and dog treats... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Fascinating house and beautiful, ornamental gardens. You can easily spend a whole day here. The food in the cafe just before the entrance is outstanding.

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2 Thank Katy G
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

At the end of a decent walk through the early November mist we finished up late in the afternooon at the Porcupine Pantry which sits in the grounds of Penshurst Place. We have used it several times in similiar circumnstances. The coffee is excellent and the scones are very, very good served with better than decent jam. Staff are welcoming... More 

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2 Thank W M
Staplehurst, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Visited Penshurst Place on what I believe is the last day of the season before it is locked up until spring. We thought it was good value for money (£10.50 for adults) and allowed you in to the house, toy museum and garden. The house was well presented and all the room stewards were friendly and informative if asked. I... More 

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