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Penshurst Place & Gardens

Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DB, England
+44 1892 870307
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Beautiful day out

I spent a wonderful day out with my partner whilst visiting kent. The house and grounds are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bethan J
via mobile
An interesting day out with our grandson.

An interesting day out-the kids playground is good but unless you are a great "garden person" the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GerryKent
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Tonbridge, 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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“wolf hall” (30 reviews)
“toy museum” (82 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Penshurst Road, Penshurst TN11 8DB, England
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+44 1892 870307
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Reviewed 3 days 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
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PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

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Reviewed 5 days 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
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PenshurstPlace, Retail Manager for Kudos at Penshurst Place at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

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Reviewed 6 days 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
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PenshurstPlace, Retail Manager for Kudos at Penshurst Place at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

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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
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PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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!

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

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.

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

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic place to visit. The home of the Sidney family for hundreds of years and the hall is almost as it was originally built. Every room has very good information sheets and there is in each a volunteer guide to ask. The...More

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

Dear dandmclift, many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our gardeners will be thrilled to hear just how highly you think of our formal grounds, and we're delighted to hear you enjoyed the house and its original features, too. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for somewhere special for a day out to celebrate my daughter's birthday on 16th July and mine on 18th. I eventually found Penshurst after searching online for quite a while. We had the perfect day - I couldn't fault any of it....More

3  Thank Freya222
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PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Freya, what a wonderful review to receive! Thanks you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, we're so pleased to read just how much you enjoyed your visit, and all of the facilities our visitors can explore. I do...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Went to penshurst today with a coach trip there is lots of different types of gardens to see the rose garden is lovely and the Union Jack flag garden is really good The house opens at 12oclock and is lovely to walk through lots of...More

2  Thank Linda C
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PenshurstPlace, Head of Marketing & Events at Penshurst Place & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for reviewing your visit with us Linda! It's great to read you were able to visit many of our facilities during your trip, and we hope we'll be able to welcome you back soon.

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Lmummy
16 August 2018|
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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.
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Krisyyy
8 July 2018|
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Response from PenshurstPlace | Property representative |
Hi Krisyyy, we're afraid the Peonies have a famously short bloom and are no longer in flower. If you visit our website you can add your name and email address to our alert list and we can let you know ahead of time in 2019... More
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