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Visit Penshurst Park and you will find one of the 50 Great British Trees in the country - the Sidney Oak - named after the 16th century poet Sir Philip Sidney, reputed to be 1,000 years old.
Henry VIII owned Penshurst Place and used it as his hunting lodge whilst he was reputedly courting Anne Boleyn at Hever Castle.
The Sidney family, owners of Penshurst Place since 1552, are related to Percy Bysshe Shelley the Romantic poet, and to the Churchill’s through the Spencer family.
The gardens are one of the finest examples of Elizabethan design in the country.
Why not visit Penshurst Place by bike, via the Tonbridge to Penshurst cycle regional route no 12.
House, Gardens & Grounds inc. Maize Maze: Adult £10.00, Child (5-16yrs) £6.50, Family day ticket (2+2) £28.00, Cyclists famil £24.00 (or £1 off normal admission prices per person). For those without a full paying there is an additional charge for the Maize Maze when open of £2 per adult and £1 per child.
Gardens, Toy Museum & Adventure Playground inc. Maize Maze: Adult £8.00, Child (5 - 16 yrs) £6.00, Family day ticket (2+2) £25.00, Cyclists family £21.00 (or £1 off normal admission prices per person). For those without a full paying ticket there is an addtional charge for the Maize Maze when open of £2 per adult and £1 per child. Under 5 year olds: Mazimum 2 children free entry per full paying adult, £5.00 each additional child.
Garden Season Tickets: Individual Garden Season ticket (1 person plus unnamed guest): - £45.00 (£43 for Penshurst village residents), Family Garden Season Ticket (2+2 OR 1+3): - £70.00 and £7.00 for each additional child for the year, maximum 5 children (5-16) on one card.UNDER 5s: Maximum 2 children free per adult, thereafter £5 each additional child per visit or annual charge. Terms and conditions of use apply. Available on application.
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FROM M25 JUNCTION 5, follow A21 to Hastings, leaving at the Hildenborough exit, then follow brown tourist signs to Penshurst Place.
FROM M20/M26 Junction 2a, follow A25 (towards Sevenoaks) and then A21 for Hastings, then as above.
Local approaches are well signposted with brown tourist signs.
Wedding guests should enter via the PRIVATE ENTRANCE on B2176 as marked on map opposite, sat nav reference TN11 8DH.
By Public Transport:
Train from London Charing Cross to Tonbridge, then taxi to Penshurst Place (approx. 6 miles).
: 5 miles from Tonbridge station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- French signs/guides
- German signs/guides
- Gift shop
- Italian signs/guides
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Spanish signs/guides
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Helicopter landing
- Disabled access