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Penshurst Place & Gardens

Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DG, England
+44 (0)1892 870307
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Penshurst
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities

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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The gardens are great fun for a little one to have a run about in, and play hide and seek, there are a few ponds to watch out for when they are near. The farmers market on the first Saturday of the month is the best one in the area. We took little one to see Father Christmas which was... More 

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Surrey, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There are some really interesting & well laid out gardens here - they are affiliated to the RHS so this should be expected. As well as formal beds there are walled gardens, topiary, bedding & trees galore. Excellent for autumn colour - my favourite was the huge Ginkgo up against the castle which was glowing. There is plenty to see... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited today with our two young boys to see the Narnia grotto as they are both mad about the film. We got there nice and early and were allowed in the grounds so the boys can play on the climbing frames etc.... Nearer the time we went to the tent and there were plenty of activities to do before... More 

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is our local haunt and by far our favorite place in the South East. We came to the Narnia grotto last year and there were a few kinks but all in all it was so much nicer than anything else going. Several friends came down from London, traveling well over an hour and they thought it was so worth... More 

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We arrived at Penshurst after a complicated morning. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. They managed to change our 2 separate appointments into 1 and talked us through the various events on offer. We enjoyed an almost empty adventure playground and did some of the Narnia quiz! My daughter loved the face painting in the activity tent and both... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

a beautiful setting and building. Really recommend the farmers market on the first Saturday of each month. Be warned times 09.00 and closes 12.00. Really good fresh local produce The house is very worth a visit and is open all day, nice tea rooms and snack bar

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We have just visited today for our 5th year in a row, didn't believe it could be better than last year but completely blown away with the fantastic grotto. Well worth the money just for the trip through the wardrobe to see Father Christmas and receive a superb present!! We always include a visit to the gift shop and as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We came to see narnia s grotto today at 430-5 when we arrived at 4.10 we were told by the lady on reception that they don't rush you and it's nice and relaxed as I wanted to take the kids to the toilet and it was 4.20 and the experience started at 4,30 we went up to the activity tent... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We want all our visitors to have an enjoyable experience at Penshurst Place and so it was disappointing to read your review. We have spoken with our duty manager about the events you outline. It appears that staff in the activity centre were incorrectly informed everyone had completed their experience and... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Amazing gardens with a great outdoor area for the kids but let down by the 'Garden Restaurant' We were 1st sit down in at 11am, tables were sticky to touch and ordered a kids bag but 'Sorry' run out of crayons last week. Coffee and hotchocolate was self service and very poor product for over £2 per cup. Could be... More 

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