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.
Activities & What's On
Penshurst Farmers Market
The Times named Penshurst Farmers' Market in its list of top ten markets in the UK, with over 40 stalls offering the best local food and drink. Set in th...
Autumn Amble & Lunch
A special two hour Sunday walk led by Penshurst Place & Gardens General Manager. Journey across the beautiful Penshurst Estate and learn about its Tudor ...
Penshurst Place Wedding Fair
Join our Banqueting and Events team on Sunday 5th October to discover everything you'll need for your perfect Penshurst wedding. You'll be able to...
Spooky Half Term Fun
Crafts from 12noon – 4pm, trails from 10.30am - dusk Find our tree spy faces and war themed pumpkins in the gardens. Plus, enjoy the half term with ...
Halloween Theatrical Make-up Workshop
Enter the world of film and television with this special Halloween make-up workshop by the award winning Kate Griffiths in our Porcupine Pantry. Using everyd...
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.
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.
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.
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.