Kent. United Kingdom

A Grand Place on a Charming Scale


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

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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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The House will be closing one hour early at 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause to your visit.


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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What Our Visitors Say


This piece of history is magnificent especially on a very fine day.It has everything for a family including varied themed gardens,vast open spaces for kids to romp,a walking trail,2 restaurants &,a keenly priced entrance fee,altogether an excellent day out.The house isn't bad either.

Visited July 2015

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Beautiful gardens and lots of variety even with the drizzly rain. House is beautiful and full of information. Porcupine pantry did a lovely cream tea.

Visited July 2015

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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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