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A Kent treasure

Drive into the large free car park (field) and follow signs to the entrance. Price at time of visit... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
138Paul138
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit

We called in here on our way into Kent for a few days and had a very lovely time, helped by the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Newburyboy
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London
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful historic manor with amazing atmosphere. We had champagne and canapes in the great hall. Wonderful eerie candle lighting with an amazing fire pit in the centre of the room for warming by. The dining room upstairs was cosy and stunningly decorated with flowers for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

My third visit to this beautiful Manor House and Gardens. Can easily spend the whole day here. Once owned by Henry VIII, both the house and gardens are such a delight. The rooms in the house have great works of art and furniture. The gardens...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Drive into the large free car park (field) and follow signs to the entrance. Price at time of visit is £11.50p per adult for house and gardens. You can purchase tickets just for the grounds. Paths are well maintained. The building is beautiful, you enter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

This place is just wonderful. The building is stunning and although a little cold in the barons hall, the history and architecture is beautiful. This would be the most wonderful setting for a wedding and we would defo consider renewing our vows here. The staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

My group (6 NCT ladies and our under 7 months old babies) visited today and absolutely loved it. Parking was super simple and not too overcrowded especially for half term! We got there for 10am and there were loads of spaces left on the lawn...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 340anniech
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Today spent 3 lovely hours at Penshurst. So rich in history and the staff are friendly and knowledgable. Each room has really good info sheets as well so you’re not left floundering. We’re not gardeners but you’d have to be a real philistine not to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The story telling- with hot chocolate and marshmallows rotated on a fire was fantastic. The food in the garden restaurant was poor. Went for the meat lasagne - just after I ordered it I saw someone else return theirs. I watched one chef take the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarolinesPassport
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We had a really nice time walking around the extensive gardens. They were all based on different themes and as it was a lovely sunny day were able to really appreciate the lay out. The Manor House has wonderful architecture and the rooms we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank O189UZsylvias
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Visited on a coach trip, but the vehicle was unable to enter via the main gate as it as too large. Perhaps this should be advised at time of booking? Welcomed with coffee & home make cookies, which were first class. Guide for the house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Damastene
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We called in here on our way into Kent for a few days and had a very lovely time, helped by the wonderful mid September sunshine. Outside the gardens and orchards were wonderful. From the moment we arrived and all through the property the staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Dear Newburyboy. Thank you for leaving such a kind review of your visit. It is wonderful to read you enjoyed your time in the gardens in the September sun, and within the house found our staff kind and helpful. I do hope we can welcome...More

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Ceri L
5 September 2018|
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Response from Jackie T | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember the car park is gravel
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Kmac60
3 September 2018|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
I only visited the gardens. I did not see a single hand rail. I do not know about the house itself.
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LizH233
19 August 2018|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are quite flat - eg the Knot Garden - and the Great Hall is accessible after a few steps up. Upstairs apartments would not be good for someone with mobility problems.
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