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8. Penshurst Place and Gardens

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Penshurst Place and Gardens

Set in the rural Weald of Kent surrounded by picturesque countryside and ancient parkland, Penshurst Place and Gardens has changed little over the centuries. This medieval masterpiece has been the seat of the Sidney family since 1552 and retains the warmth and character of a much-loved family home.
The gardens at Penshurst Place offer an abundance of variety in form, foliage and bloom throughout the year, from spring flowering bulbs, through fragrant summer roses and exuberant herbaceous borders to mellow orchard fruits. The garden culminates in a vivid blaze of autumnal colour before the winter starkness reveals its original shape and structure.
Penshurst Place and Gardens Address:
Penshurst Place and Gardens
TN11 8DG
England, UK

Penshurst Place and Gardens Opening Times:

House and Gardens
Weekends only from 6th to 28th March 
Open daily from 29th March until 31st October 

Grounds and Garden
Open from 10.30 am - 6.00 pm
House open 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm

The Garden Tea Room
Open from 10.30 am - 5.00 pm

The Gift Shop
Opens all year daily except 25th December until 3rd January
March - October 10.30 am - 6.00 pm
November - February 10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Penshurst Place and Gardens Admission:

House & Grounds    
Adults  £9.50       
Children  £6.00   
Family (2 adults 2 children)  £25.00   
Adult Group (minimum 15)  £7.50 

Gardens Only    
Adults  £7.50  
Children  £5.50
Family (2 adults 2 children)  £22.00
Garden Season Ticket     

Guided Tours

House Tours  £9.50     
Garden Tours  £9.50   
Combined Tour  £15.00
House Tours  £5.00
Garden Tours £6.00
Combined Tours £9.00

Car & coach parking: free
Garden Tea Room
Open from 10.30 am for light lunches and cream teas
Picnic areas: Venture Playground and car park
Dogs are not allowed into the grounds except guide dogs for the blind and hearing dogs for the deaf.

Visitors with disabilities are made most welcome. However, wheelchair access to the House and Garden Tea Room is limited. Please ask for assistance.

T  +44 (0)0 44 (0)1892 870307

F  +44 (0)0 44 (0)1892 870866

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