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Penshurst Place & Gardens

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Address: Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1892 870307
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Discover the beauty and tranquillity of this enchanting historic family...

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.

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A nice visit on a sunny weekday!

Having been blessed with a sunny February half term, we decided to visit Penshurst Place. The Garden trail was simple but enjoyable, with children running all over looking for the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
George P
Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been blessed with a sunny February half term, we decided to visit Penshurst Place. The Garden trail was simple but enjoyable, with children running all over looking for the hidden answers. The gardens look as expected for this time of year but it was interesting to see the forthcoming plans in the Gardener's notes. The House is closed on... More 

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39 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my daughter and two young grandchildren during half term week for The Great Illustrators' Trail, described on their website as "Wander through our winter gardens this half term and help us match a few fantastic illustrations, to the much-loved children's books they come from!" Apart from the starting point the route was not signposted, there were... More 

Thank KentBez
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family have always bought a season ticket and get lots of use from it. The food is really nice I always get macaroni cheese with French beans and potatoes. Yum yum yum!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

As visitors from the north we were keen to visit Penshurst after reading a review in the local free paper. We were aware that the house was closed but thought we could have a walk and lunch. The walk was limited so went for lunch. The standard of food was very poor. The tea had to be eturned as the... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We believed all of the hype about the Narnia experience for our three children to meet Santa at Penshurst Place; what a mistake that was! After travelling 60 or so miles from Herne Bay to give our children a memorable meeting with Santa, we were all sorely disappointed by a pathetic and very brief 'trip' through Narnia. Our children were... More 

1 Thank baileypropertyse2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We attended in the evening, our 4 year old daughter did some crafts first and was called to meet Father Christmas, we went up a beautifully lit path to a little room, she had to knock on the wardrobe door and was greeted by Mrs Beaver who led us through Narnia woodland, wow is all that can sum this walk... More 

1 Thank Janet E
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch at the 'Porcupine Pantry' today. Paid £15 for two hot drinks and paninis, however when our food finally arrived 15 minutes after ordering (there was a sum total of 4 other tables occupied in the restaurant!) we found that the salad that accompanies the paninis was actually mouldy and inedible, along with a mouldy tomato... not fantastic,... More 

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

I am terribly sorry that your experience in the Porcupine Pantry was not up to our usual high standards. We pride ourselves on our customer service and delicious homemade food and have systems in place to ensure our food is served in accordance with food safety guidelines. Your feedback has been passed on to all staff to take on board... More 

Greatstone, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had a great afternoon enjoying the goodies in the tea room and the gift shop at Penshurst. The grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed meeting Father Christmas after entering Narnia through the magic wardrobe. Great value and well organized. So pleased we booked this treat for the grandchildren.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A lovely and well presented piece of history, and if you have young children and can delegate a member of your group to keep an eye on them the adventure playground will keep them occupied whilst you get your fill of an excellent educational experience. The gardens are great as well, and with a small restaurant/cafe and an excellent gift... More 

1 Thank Ted_and_Celia
Greater London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have visited today for the Halloween treats, we took my 9yr old daughter and her friend who couldn't have enjoyed it more and just goes to show that the big main attractions around the country come a poor second when the staff are as good as these at Penshurst, didn't see one frown, was extremely clean and well kept... More 

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