Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Are dogs allowed into the gardens?

A. Only registered assistance dogs are welcome into the house & gardens, all other dogs are not permitted to enter Penshurst Place, this includes the playground, woodland trail and the inside of the Porcupine Pantry . Dogs are however welcome in the free-to-access parkland surrounding the estate, providing they are kept on leads when around the livestock. Walking guides can be purchased in the gift shop for 50p.


Q. Are drones allowed to fly over the house and gardens?

A. All forms of drone and aerial photography and filming is strictly prohibited at Penshurst Place, without prior written consent from the General Manager which might be granted in exceptional circumstances. Drone flights over public spaces require a civil aviation license and public liability insurance and as such we ask you not to bring your drone when you visit us as they may risk the safety of our visitors, and their enjoyment of the house and gardens. Commercial drone photography will be subject to a fee.


Q. Can we bring our children's scooters into the grounds?

A. Scooters, bikes, roller blades, skateboards etc are not allowed through the visitor entrance into the gardens, grounds and house. Bike racks are available outside of the visitor entrance for your use. 


Q. Do you offer Cream Teas?

A. Our Garden Restaurant has all the makings of a Cream Tea available to purchase separately, we don't currently offer a pre-bookable cream tea package.


Q. Are the grounds easy to navigate in a wheelchair?

A. as a nearly 700 year old estate, parts of the gardens and grounds can be harder than others to push a standard wheelchair along, due to terrain and slopes. We are happy to go through any concerns you may have over the phone on 01892 870307 before your visit or alternatively, you can download our accessibility guide from our Visitor Downloads Page.