Penshurst Place and Gardens


Tonbridge, Kent

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Set in the beautiful Weald of Kent, Penshurst Place & Gardens has stood since the 14th century, when the awe-inspiring medieval Baron’s Hall was built. Surrounding the main house lies 11 acres of individual garden ‘rooms’ each featuring their own style and planting schemes to wow visitors throughout the seasons. Visitors to the ancestral home of the Sidney family can also enjoy the Porcupine Pantry coffee shop, on-site restaurant, woodland walk, Gift Shop and Toy Museum.

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Penshurst Place and Gardens
Penshurst Place and Gardens,Penshurst,TONBRIDGE,Kent,TN11 8DG
Phone : 01892 870307


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: During the open season: Gardens and grounds 10am - 5pm House 11.30am - 3.30pm Toy Museum 11.30am - 3.30pm Gift Shop 9am - 5pm Porcupine Pantry 9am - 5pm

About the area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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