From Viscount De L'Isle, CVO 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
Spring Holiday Garden Trail
Discover the joys of gardening this Spring Holiday in our Garden Trail, all about growing your own fruits and vegetables! From planting, to growing and harve...
The Prince & The Maid - Halloween Storytelling
Performances at 11.15am, 12noon, 12.45pm, 2.00pm, 2.45pm or 3.30pm in the Garden Room. If performances are busy you will be allocated the next free performan...
Create and make some spook crafts to take home this October Half Term and show off your creative side! Whilst getting stuck in to your cutting and drawing, w...
The Great Potion Commotion - Garden Trail
The Witch from Hansel and Gretel is famous for her gingerbread home, but do you know how she came to live there? Legend says that after several failed attemp...
Autumn Amble: A Guided Walk of The Penshurst Place Estate and Two Course Lunch
Book Here Tickets £36.00pp and include a two hour all-terrain guided walking tour, a two-course roast lunch in our private banqueting...
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.
Beautiful historic house with amazing gardens, an adventure playground, a maize maze, and great crafts and falconry displays on school holiday Sundays. The pantry cafe is delicious. Make sure to feed the chickens, explore Diana's fountain and the flag garden and generally roam around watching the kids explore and enjoy the outdoors...
Loved it. Fab for families. Loads to see and do. Take a picnic on a sunny day and enjoy it. Loads of space to sit the day away. Fantastic gardens and lovely house.