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
Joe's Bows Country Sport Activities
Ticketed event - Includes only the activities specified This Winter when the House and Gardens are closed, the Woodland Trail will be open for a selection...
Christmas Shopping at Penshurst Place
From gifts to gift wrap, homeware to decorations, our Christmas Gift Shop is a welcome haven away from the bustle of the High Street, providing a quiet and r...
Penshurst Place Presents: Christmas Tidings
£6.00 per person + booking fee Join us this December for a panto-style story in the Baron's Hall, as we meet little Elf Tidings at the North Pol...
Penshurst Christmas Farmers' Market
Voted as one of the UK's best farmers' markets in both The Times and The Telegraph, this year for the first time the Penshurst Farmers' Market wi...
Skillcook Teen Christmas Cookery Class
This year we're delighted to welcome Skillcook for the very first time who will be running a Christmas cookery class aimed at children aged 11 -16. As...
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.