Winter Group Tours

From November to January, the medieval Manor House will be dressed with freshly cut mistletoe and foliage gathered from the estate. Get a first-hand look into the workings of a modern day ‘Downton Abbey’ with a peek behind the scenes at Penshurst Place. Open to view exclusively to groups during the winter, the ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour features the Head Housekeeper relaying how the State Rooms are cleaned and conserved over the winter and before reopening in Spring. This includes a guided House tour and seasonal refreshments around the fire in the Baron’s Hall. Our guided tour normally starts in the private Inner Courtyard and takes approximately 55 minutes. Visitors are divided into groups of about 25, with one Guide per group. The maximum group size we can accommodate in one day is 110 people.