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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
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed my visit here. The garden is beautiful but as ever with gardens they are evolving and unfortunately we were too late to see the peony border. The restaurant food is good but we did have a problem with service - but more down to a new person than that being the norm

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I took my children and met friends for an afternoon at Penshurst earlier this week. I've been to Penshurst a few times before and my children love the adventure playground there. We went first for lunch and headed to the new (?) Porcupine Pantry. The blackboard listed hot paninis, sandwiches and soup, so looked promising. However, without any apology, the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had a great visit to Penshurst Place & Gardens today. The most beautiful of grand houses steeped in royal history, just beautiful. The guides were informative and helpful. The gardens are lovely and well kept. In addition there is a super children's adventure playground for children and 2 challenging maize mazes. The only slight shortcoming was the restaurant; the tables... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited Penshurst Place for the afternoon and paid for the ticket for the house, gardens and grounds which was £10 each. We arrived at 2pm and the house and museum closed at 4pm so we headed straight there, however we had looked around both by 3pm. The gardens are stunning, extremely well kept and so peaceful. We really enjoyed... More

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went there specifically for the Maize 🌽 Maze, which takes about 30 minutes. You get a map and collect stamps on your journey. There's a smaller second maze for younger kids. The play area is large and safe with plenty to do. There are 2 restaurants and plenty of picnic areas and benches if you bring your own. The... More

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Sussex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice location for a coffee stop but.... Hopelessly slow counter staff. Teapot only half full with tepid water. Nice cake but mingy portions. Not good value. Shame really.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Being in private ownership ( as opposed to English Heritage / National Trust ) i had never heard of this place until recently and subsequently didn't really have an awful lot in the way of expectations - i was nicely surprised at this house and it's contents. As it's occupied you can't visit the entire house but you can see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We enjoyed the house and found the laminated room guides extremely useful and informative and allowed us to get full value for each of the rooms. The gardens were very pleasant with some areas undergoing improvement. Had coffee and cake which was quite reasonable. Overall a very pleasant visit and would certainly return.

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Merstham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Penshurst's gardens are wonderful and it is a joy to explore them. We visited on a day the BBC were setting up to film. Because of the filming visitors were offered a free guided tour of the house. Our guide was brilliant, her love of history and Penshurst was very obvious and she had loads of little facts that made... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited here with boyfriend and 2 year old daughter. Spent most of the time in the large children's area. We walked through the beautiful gardens and got her lunch in the restaurant which was good value for money. Then we visited the toy museum which was lovely. We didn't go into the house itself though and probably wouldn't go back... More

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