We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Visit by four friends

We met in the Porcupine cafe which was very pleasant. After our coffees we toured the house and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
StellaCaroline
,
Orpington, United Kingdom
Pretty Penshurst

Had a visit here recently to view the house and gardens. The house doesn't open until twelve noon... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie E
,
Dover
Read all 474 reviews
355
All photos (355)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“wolf hall”(30 reviews)
“toy museum”(82 reviews)
About
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
Contact
Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DB, England
Website
+44 1892 870307
Reviews (474)
Filter reviews
456 results
Traveller rating
236
142
39
20
19
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
236
142
39
20
19
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswolf halltoy museumadventure playgroundgift shopmaize mazewoodland walkquichestate roomslarge play areamain hallprivate ownershipformal gardensbeautiful house and gardensself serviceherbaceous bordersgarden restaurantcakes
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 456 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

This lovely house has everything - something for the adults with the gardens and lovely house and an adventrue playground for the kids. We had a lovely 6 hours there. The gardens are lovely and the house the same. We ate in the restaurant and...More

Thank hewi2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

We met in the Porcupine cafe which was very pleasant. After our coffees we toured the house and walked around the gardens. If you are interested in history you will enjoy the house very much. We noticed an adventure playground being much enjoyed by children....More

1  Thank StellaCaroline
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This manor and surrounding gardens are still family owned and run. It is, therefore, neither part of English Heritage nor English Trust. Lots of historic movies and TV series were filmed here, of which Harry Potter but also Wolf Hall. The family’s collection is stunning...More

Thank Rudy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a wonderful day out with my partner whilst visiting kent. The house and grounds are beautifully kept. Really enjoyed the visit and found the and found the staff to be friendly and knowledgeable. The trip was made more enjoyable with a good bite...More

Thank Bethan J
PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your day with us, Beth. It's wonderful to read how much you enjoyed your visit to the house and grounds, and to the restaurant. The pasties are a firm favourite with our staff too! I hope we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting day out-the kids playground is good but unless you are a great "garden person" the actual visit to the house is not great. Penshurst Place seems to wallow in the use of it for "Wolfs Hall" and "The other Anne Boleyn" which were...More

Thank GerryKent
PenshurstPlace, Retail Manager for Kudos at Penshurst Place at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am very sorry to hear that your experience in our Garden Restaurant was not up to our usual standards, We take great care to ensure all of our products are of the best quality and take all complaints and issues very seriously. If you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Penshurst Place a few days ago, arriving about 1pm. Feeling a bit hungry, we thought we'd have a bite to eat on our way through to the gardens. We chose from the nice, but limited menu and went to order. We were...More

Thank DaisybellKent
PenshurstPlace, Retail Manager for Kudos at Penshurst Place at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am very sorry to hear that your experience with us was not up to our usual standards. We take great pride in our catering outlets and strive to achieve the best quality that we can. In regards to the limited menu availability on your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place!! I have been raving about it to anyone I think might be interested. Privately owned, but really well informed staff with loads of knowledge regarding the house and family. Really useful and engaging information sheets in each room - National Trust eat...More

Thank Andrea B
PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for reviewing your day with us, Andrea. We're thrilled to read how much you enjoyed the gardens and the helpful staff and printed information in the house. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, and then again and again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Tudor grand building is in very good nick and very beautiful inside and out. The gardens are superb with knot gardens and a Union Jack etc. The toy museum was a hit for us all too. The staff were all engaged and interested and...More

1  Thank Michael H
PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for reviewing your day with us, Michael. We're so pleased to read you enjoyed your visit and speaking with our staff. We hope we can welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a visit here recently to view the house and gardens. The house doesn't open until twelve noon so we toured the gardens first, which were beautiful and well kept. Lots of fruit trees with huge apples on them ready to be picked in the...More

1  Thank Julie E
PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Julie, many thanks for taking the time to review your visit with us. The apples as you mention are well on their way to being ready to pick, and once they are, we'll be using them across our menus in both the Porcupine Pantry...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful medieval pile in glorious gardens. Sit and contemplate the world in the great hall and one is very soon a few centuries adrift from today. The fabric is in superb condition and the contents are rich in the extreme - all ancient Italian...More

1  Thank Nick W
PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Nick, many thanks for taking the time to review your visit with us. We're thrilled to read our staff were able to help you get more out of your visit and impart their knowledge about the house and gardens. I do hope we can...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Liz H
19 August 2018|
Answer
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.
1
Vote
Lmummy
16 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from dandmclift | Reviewed this property |
I don,t know if they do weddings but it does not seem to be that sort of place. I suggest you go on line and look at the info they have on facilities.
0
Votes
Lmummy
16 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
not been to a function there, so cannot answer. Drink list looks dear
1
Vote