Described as 'the grandest and most perfectly preserved example of a fortified manor house in all England', Penshurst Place and Gardens has been standing for over 650 years, and has resided in the caring hands of the Sidney family since 1552, when it was gifted to them by Edward IV.
Penshurst Place & Gardens
The House at Penshurst holds a unique and large collection of art, tapestries and furniture from across the centuries, the highlight of the House is arguably the beautiful medieval Baron's Hall, which dates back to 1341.
Take a walk across the 11 acres of Elizabethan walled gardens and enjoy the colourful displays of flowers, trees and water features. Divided by a mile of yew hedges into 'rooms' each Garden offers a variety of colours and textures, allowing them to remain vibrant across all seasons. The expanse of parkland is free to walkers all year-round and offers a wonderful alternative to the formal Gardens within Penshurst Place.
There is fun for all the family with events, activities and workshops throughout the season, including a toy museum, adventure playground and woodland trail, a maze made of maize in the summer holidays, and a superb garden restaurant. Visit this year to enjoy special garden, nature and conservation themed events, as Penshurst Place celebrates The Year of the Garden.