Parkland and Estate

Estate view of the house (c) Penshurst Place Heritage House

View from Well Place

Sidney oak on Penshurst estate (c) Cory Furness

Sidney Oak

Penshurst Estate trail sign PLEASE FOLLOW

The Penshurst Place Estate covers 2,500 acres, stretching along the River Medway valley - from Tonbridge to the North, to the bottom of Fordcombe Hill to the South.

The Parkland is 80 hectares and is also an ancient deer park. All of the woodland and the Parkland are managed and maintained by Penshurst Place.

There are signed public footpaths through the Estate. For your own safety please stay on these footpaths especially during the autumn and winter months.

Visit the historic
Sidney Oak, reputed to be be nearly 500 years old, and said to have been planted on the birth of the poet Sir Philip Sidney in the 16th century. It was named one of the Top 50 Great British Trees, by The Tree Council (UK), in 2002 to honour of the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

Then, stroll by in the summer, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and see if you can catch a cricket game being played at the
oldest, privately owned cricket pitch in the world. The pitch and the club, now Penshurst Place Cricket Club, first came into existence in 1723.

To find out more about the visit of the Australian Test Cricket team to Penshurst in 1961 click here.

On the way back to the village, visit the historic Penshurst village church with the Sidney Family chapel.

You will discover these attractions on the Penshurst Place Parkland Walk - copies of the map are available to purchase from our Gift Shop (follow signs to the main visitor entrance and Gift Shop).

And do visit our Porcupine Pantry located at the main visitor entrance and open daily all year - serving a selection of refreshments.