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Address: Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1892 870307
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Great day out

We went to Penshurst over the Easter weekend. Their Easter egg hunt was interesting and challenging (much more fun than the tick boxes you usually get). Our party of two adults... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Penshurst Place never disappoints and my family have visited all year round. Parking for free in the grounds of this stunning property with the promise of tea and cake at the end. Fantastic walk around the estate steeped in history and the sun shone which really was a bonus. Porcupine Pantry did not disappoint . A small selection of home... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We try to ensure that all of fresh homemade treats are seasonal, and made with local produce, so it’s lovely to read how much you enjoyed them, outside in the sun! Thank you also for highlighting that our toilet doors would benefit from some hooks, this is something we will definitely be... More 

Swanley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We went to Penshurst over the Easter weekend. Their Easter egg hunt was interesting and challenging (much more fun than the tick boxes you usually get). Our party of two adults and two boys (aged 11 and 8) had a great time. Let down slightly by the massive queue at the ice cream kiosk but we were having such a... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The house and garden was used for the BBC Wolf Hall .the great Hall with its wooden hammer beam roof is a wonder to see The garden here are exceptional when we visited some flowers and trees were just coming into bud and we are going back I a few weeks to see the gardens with the early spring growth... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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188 reviews 188 reviews
51 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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