Penshurst Place and Gardens
Historic House / Palace
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).
- Visit England Code of Practice 2014
|House & Gardens - high season 2014 (31/03/2014 - 02/11/2014)|
* House and Toy Museum open from 12:00 - 16:00. Last entry to House at 16:00. Grounds will close at dusk if earlier than time given. Gift Shop and Porcupine Pantry open all year, daily 10:30-16:30, excluding 25 & 26 December and 7-10 January 2013.
Father Christmas visiting weekends in December, check Penshurst Place website for further details. Maize Maze open daily 24 July to 7 Sept 2014 and on weekend of 13 & 14 September 2014.
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