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Penshurst Place and Gardens

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TN11 8DG

Tel: 01892 870307

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Penshurst Place and Gardens, Kent

The Place to Visit. Discover the beauty and tranquillity of this historic family home and gardens, set in an ancient parkland estate.

Described as "the grandest and most perfectly preserved example of a fortified manor house in all England", for over 650 years Penshurst Place has been the place for poetic inspiration and lavish Royal hospitality. Once owned by Henry VIII, it has been the family home to the Sidney family since 1552 up to the present day.

Together with a unique medieval Baron's Hall and staterooms, the jewel in its crown is the 11 acres of Elizabethan walled gardens divided into a series of Garden rooms, surrounded by yew hedging.

There is fun for all the family including time-travelling events throughout the holidays, a maze (summer only), Toy Museum, adventure playground and woodland trail, as well as the Garden Restaurant, a wonderful gift shop and new cafe (open all year).


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Opening Times

House & Gardens - Spring 2015 weekends only (14/02/2015 - 29/03/2015)
House & Gardens - Main Season 2015 daily (30/03/2015 - 01/11/2015)
Bank Holiday10:3018:00

* Winter Opening 2014 - Gift Shop and Porcupine Pantry only 3 Nov to 31 Dec 2014 10:30 - 16:30. Gift Shop Late Night Shopping Wednesdays 19 Nov to 12 Dec 10:30 - 20:00. Gift Shop and Porcupine Pantry closed 25 & 26 December. NB: House & Gardens closed for winter from 2 November 2014. Grounds open for 'Christmas in Narnia' event ticketholders on selected days during November and December - check Penshurst Place website for further details.

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