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Penshurst Place & Gardens

Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DB, England
+44 1892 870307
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Great day out even in cool spring days

Went to penhurst to do the easter trail with my friend and her two young children. Had a good day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
allyfurr
via mobile
Disappointed - no photos allowed, bad outdoor area, mud everywhere

We visited over Easter (2018) weekend and the weather was awful, which was no fault of Penshurst... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Celtic Q
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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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 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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“wolf hall” (29 reviews)
“toy museum” (79 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DB, England
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+44 1892 870307
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"toy museum"
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"gift shop"
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"maize maze"
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"woodland trail"
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"main hall"
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"state rooms"
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"quiche"
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"private ownership"
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"herbaceous borders"
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"formal gardens"
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"manor house"
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"self service"
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"cakes"
in 18 reviews
"garden restaurant"
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"beautiful house and gardens"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to penhurst to do the easter trail with my friend and her two young children. Had a good day even if the trail was a bit hard for two adults to do lol. Great choice of food and drinks. Also a good visit no...More

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PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! We're pleased to hear you had a lovely time with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited over Easter (2018) weekend and the weather was awful, which was no fault of Penshurst Place or the staff. However, we still had to pay for the garden ticket even though it was obvious that no-one could visit the gardens due to the...More

Thank Celtic Q
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PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry to read that the weather had an adverse impact upon your day, as you mention this is simply beyond our control and as a garden destination, it can affect us more than other family days out. Many of the gardens now have paved...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Beautiful historic gardens and Manor House. I will be visiting again soon. Lovely day out. Lots to see. All set in a beautiful village.

Thank prickler
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PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we do hope we can welcome you back very soon.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Really pleased we visited here in the half term. The special Enchated Trail was fun and kept two nine year olds and a five year old entertained for a couple of hours! The massive amount of space gave the nine year old boys the freedom...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We went on a super sunny day in February 2018 for the first time. Was taken back by the amazing gardens - a lot of wow moments! So beautiful.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I paid considerably over the odds for 2 children’s ham sandwiches, which were served as 2 slices of dry bread and 2 pieces of ham. To say presentation was lacking is an understatement. When I pointed out that this was not acceptable,...More

1  Thank Yvonne P
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PenshurstPlace, Deputy Manager of Kudos at Penshurst Place at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Yvonne, I am very sorry to hear that your experience in our Porcupine Pantry was not up to our usual high standard. The Children’s menu has since been reviewed and adapted to provide a more substantial meal. Children’s sandwiches are now being served with...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I have visited penshurst place during the peek of summer. It’s a beautiful place to visit with the gardens and a a lovely house. Stopped by on a Monday in January to show my dad and brother. Clearly sign posted all the way and easy...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

very nice walk in lovely surroundings. doesn't matter what time f year you come here it always nice. Nice tea room as well.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Visited with my grandchildren, aged 9, 3,1. Even though November the gardens were lovely and well kept. We were given worksheets for the older children which they enjoyed looking for different things. while our son took the children to the activity room, where they made...More

Thank p4tsyowens
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Well since my last visit the garden resturants food has got better my wife and i were welcomed by a very freindly chef called bill he recommended some food choices to us which were brilliant staff were very freindly. After lunch we walked around the...More

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Stacey_Ellen
18 September 2017|
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Response from TwoDividedByZero | Reviewed this property |
If you are thinking of making the visit with a school group purely for the toy museum, I'd say absolutely, definitely not! It's a lovely little museum but is very small, and I simply can't imagine a group of children fitting... More
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mumsfans2016
28 May 2017|
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Vikki T
28 November 2016|
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Response from PenshurstPlace | Property representative |
Hi Vikki, Would you be able to give me a call on 01892 870 307 so we can respond to you directly? The CS Lewis books weren't written here, we simply use The Chronicles as Narnia, with the kind permission of the CS Lewis... More
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