From Viscount De L'Isle, MBE
I hope you will find pleasure in visiting the 14th century Manor House and its Gardens. For more than 20 years, my wife Isobel and I have continued to care for the House, Garden and its contents, assisted by a small team of dedicated staff.
The House, once the property of King Henry VIII, was left to his son King Edward VI and granted to my forebear Sir William Sidney in 1552. The Sidney family have been in continuous occupation for more than 460 years since. We are very proud that it is still a family home and all of us who live and work here welcome visitors to discover the charm of Penshurst in the State Rooms, Gardens, Parkland and beyond.
Activities & What's On
Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show
Find unusual handmade crafts for the home and garden not usually found on the high street, with over 200 artists from all over the UK. Organised by ICHF Even...
Penshurst Farmers Market
The Times named Penshurst Farmers' Market in its list of top ten markets in the UK, with over 40 stalls offering the best local food and drink. Set in th...
Our fabulous Maize Maze returns again for a third year. Step inside our field of maize and see if you can find your way out again. Lots of eco fun for all th...
What Our Visitors Say
Lovely gardens, I would have loved to have been a child running around with hidden entrances and exits through hedges into new areas of the garden. The Baron’s Hall was incredible.
One of the finest homes in England, still owned and occupied by the family. From the Baron’s Hall to the superb walled gardens, this is a treasure on a grand scale.
Penshurst Place is privately owned, making the atmosphere of the house and gardens a true delight, whether you are looking to take children to the playing area or diving into the toy museum.
My son aged 9 and mother aged 80 both love Penshurst. My son loves the adventure playground (which could happily take up a whole day) and the house and gardens are inspirational.