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A fascinating Kent ancestral home lying in the rural Weald in Kent, surrounded by ancient parkland. Although medieval in origin, Penshurst Place retains the warmth and character of a family home. It has been the residence of Kings and noblemen as well as the ancestral seat of the Sidney family since 1552, when it was gifted by King Edward VI to Sir William Sydney.
The current manor house was built for a significant figure ofrom London society, the four times mayor of London Sir John de Pulteney in 1341. The architectural highlight is the magnificent Baron's Hall.
The gardens are magnificent in their own right and in some respects share the heritage of the Place. They are a living record of Elizabethan garden design and one of the oldest gardens in private ownership with records dating back to 1346.
House, Gardens & Grounds:
Grounds, Gardens, Toy Museum, Garden Tea Room and Adventure Playground:
Penshurst Station is about one and a half miles away. If coming by car take the Hildenborough exit from the A21 then follow the signs for 'Penshurst Place'.
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