The Place for Groups
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful day we had at Penshurst yesterday. The gardens are so beautiful even at the close of summer and we managed to wander around whilst the sun was still out. The Baron’s Hall, Solar, Tapestry Room and Long Gallery were fascinating, especially as the guides were so helpful and generous with their time and knowledge.
After a group visit in August 2012
Groups wishing to visit Penshurst Place and Gardens have two options, either pre-booking a guided tour or a non-guided/freeflow visit.
Groups of 15 or more people qualify for the group rate. For fewer numbers please contact us for prices.
Guided Tours of the House and Gardens are available. See our Guided Tours page for further information.
For non-guided groups, the house opens at 12 noon. There are information cards available for each room in English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese, as well as knowledgeable Room Stewards on hand to answer questions.
- Group leaders are welcome to visit in advance of their group visit.
- Coach drivers are entitled to free admission and receive a refreshment voucher, for our Garden Tea Room.
- A group leader booking lunch for their group will receive a complimentary meal from the chosen menu.
We recommend you book your refreshments in our Garden Tea Room - we have set lunch menus available for groups as well as our delicious Penshurst Place cream tea. Please see our Group Menus section for details.
You can also stop off and visit our Gift Shop which is open all year. Located at the Visitor Entrance, next to the hard-standing car park.
For details of our access facilities, for visitors with disabilities or mobility difficulties, please visit our Access Facilities page in The Place to Visit section of this website.
For further information
More booking information is available in our Groups information booklet.
For further information about Penshurst Place visit the The Place to Explore section of this website.
You can also view some video footage of Penshurst Place by clicking here.
You will find details of where to find accommodation and other places to visit in our Surrounding area section.
For more general visitor information, go to The Place to Visit.
If you would like to receive updates about our group offer, you can join our mailing list and tick Group Visits in the Your interests section.
How to book
Once you have decided on your itinerary, group leaders are requested to complete the Group booking form, downloadable from this website, which also details the prices. For next year's booking form contact our Head of Visitor Services.
Please return the form by fax, email or post for the attention of the Head of Visitor Services at Penshurst Place. Confirmation will be sent before your visit.
Payment is to be made on the day by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. A voucher scheme or an invoice can be arranged in advance, for coach and tour companies.
Our cancellation policy. We ask for at least 24 hours notice of cancellation. More details in the how to Book section of our group booking information brochure.
To discuss your group booking in more detail please contact our Head of Visitor Services on 01892 870307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you to Penshurst Place & Gardens.
Head of Visitor Services