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Penshurst Place & Gardens Tours and Activities

Penshurst Place & Gardens
With its grand, castle-like façade and idyllic 10-acre gardens, Penshurst Place is regarded as one of England’s most beautiful heritage properties, and the striking interiors have starred in movies like The Other Boleyn Girl and The Princess Bride, as well as in British TV series, Merlin.
Built in the mid-14th century, Penshurst is the ancestral home of the Sidney family and the birthplace of acclaimed Elizabethan poet, Sir Philip Sidney, and has a long list of royal connections, first gifted to the family by Edward VI and later visited by both Henry VIII and Elizabath I. As well as its stunning Elizabethan gardens, which now feature an adventure playground and a garden restaurant, Penshurst is most renowned for its magnificent Baron's Hall, where the dramatic centerpiece is a six-meter-long trestle table, dating back to the 15th century.

Practical Info

Penshurst Place is located near Tonbridge, Kent in South East England, approximately 51 km from London. The estate is open daily from 10:30am to 6pm and adult admission at the time of writing starts from £10 for access to the gardens. 
Address: Penshurst Place, Penshurst, South East England TN11 8DG, England
Hours: 10:30am-6pm
Admission: Adult £10
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Kent Heritage Helicopter Tour

Kent Heritage Helicopter Tour

Save time and discover Kent’s most scenic attractions at a fast pace by opting for a helicopter tour. It’s a fun and stress-free way to go sightseeing without the worry of battling busy public transport. Enjoy pilot commentary along the way so you don’t miss any highlights, and access incredible views of Edenbridge, Hever Castle, Chiddingstone Castle, Penshurst Place, Ightham Mote, Knole House, Chartwell, and more.
  • 20 to 25 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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What are Penshurst Place & Gardens hours of operation?
Penshurst Place & Gardens hours of operation: 10:30am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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