Penshurst Place & Gardens, Penshurst

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#2 of 13 in Parks in Sevenoaks District
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  • August 21, 2017
    I last visited Penshurst Place around 35 years ago. It made quite an impact on me at the time and it was just as wonderful as I had remembered. The gardens are outstanding and the house is beautiful. ...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Visited with friends who were staying with us for the weekend . Was disappointed with the house for the size of it I was expecting more rooms to be on show. What was there was displayed well but not e...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Visited today with 8 small children, we only paid to see the grounds and gardens. There was a play area for the children, and the maize maze which was good (took well over an hour!). Other than that t...  more »
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  • Worth every penny. At least 1 1/2 hrs to visit the inside and the gardens. Each room is full of objects and pictures that help you reflect about every aspect of life in the castle, as the centuries went by. The Baron's Hall is still kept in Medieval style while the upper rooms reflect a more 1700s style. Personnel are very kind and knowledgeable to answer questions and enrich your experience. There are multiple references to The Wolf, the tv series that was shot there in 2014. History of the owners and its connection to the royalty is everywhere. The gardens are spectacular, art and nature, both at their fullest.
  • Wheelchair (or pushchair) access is awful. Accepted that this is a "garden setting" and outdoors, but the paths around the garden are the worst we've ever found for wheelchair access. Mostly sand, gravel, uneven stone. If you are in a wheelchair or have a buggy you will not be able to visit the house or toy museum (if you can make it that far up). The toy museum has a few steps up to it, no ramp. Even if you can transfer an get up the steps you are not allowed to use a wheelchair inside the building. Toilets are in a poor state of repair, food was okay. (You can access the cafe in a wheelchair, but you will need help to get up a very steep hill first!) Gardens themselves are nothing remarkable that you couldn't see elsewhere for free. Couldn't actually see the main house as it was closed, but the same no wheelchair rule apparently would have applied anyway.
  • Love this old house and beautiful gardens. So much history with Henry VIII connection. Great for kids but any age really. Can easily spend most of the day here. Really lovely cafe and Historic House to look around. Not cheap but worth it if you stay all day.
  • Beautiful building, lovely gardens. Good food but not cheap.
  • There is a lovely cafe with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. There is also an amazing adventure playground for the kids, which is worth getting the annual membership for. On a recent visit we had lunch at the garden restaurant. There was plenty of seating and a good selection of cakes and main courses. The portion sizes were very disappointing for the prices that were being charged. Maybe it was a one off but on current experience I would prefer the food at the cafĂ©

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