Kent. United Kingdom

A Grand Place on a Charming Scale


Enjoy the Adventure Playground, get lost in the woods and Maize Maze, gaze at old toys and get crafty in The Old Coach House

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Whatever your appetite, enjoy seasonal produce in the Restaurant and Pantry, or why not picnic in the Grounds?

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Travel through our history timeline, unearth fun facts and delve into the world of Penshurst in film.

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This week's opening times:

House 12noon - 4pm | Gardens & Grounds 10.30am - 6pm | Gift Shop 10.30am - 6pm



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.

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Today's Opening Times

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Gardens & Grounds

10:30 18:00


12:00 16:00

Gift Shop

10:30 18:00

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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