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Penshurst Place and Gardens - Gardens and Grounds

Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DG

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About this venue

Penshurst Place and Gardens is a family-owned countryside manor house attraction in West Kent, comprising of a medieval and Elizabethan manor house covering the ground and first floor, and 11 acres of formal gardens. Visitors can also enjoy a range of special events throughout the year, as well as an on-site Gift Shop, Cafe and Plant Centre that are open year round.

Access Guide

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  • There is onsite parking available here with designated Blue Badge parking.
  • The most accessible entrance has: a steep ramp/slope.
  • This venue also has the following available: seating.


  • This venue has a car park .
  • This is an open air car park with a grass and loose chippings surface.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • There are 7 Blue Badge parking bays.
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 70m from the house entrance.
  • Potential obstacles between the Blue Badge parking and the entrance include loose chippings, grass, slopes/ramps, bollards on walkways with poor colour contrast and no visual identification band and a squeeze or offset gap.
  • There is not a designated drop-off point.

Public Transport

  • There is not a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • The nearest train station is Penshurst.


  • The first part of the pathway from the visitor centre to the house and gardens is wide and has a surface of tarmac.
  • The path is steep in places.
  • The surface of the approach to the house consists of loose gravel and is generally uneven.
  • There are 7 steps on the approach to the house which have no markings and a central handrail.
  • There is a sign posted wheelchair access route to the gardens which bypasses the stepped approach via a brick path and grass walkway.
  • The gate here has a width of 98cm.
  • This route is step free to the house, although there is a steep slope on the approach.
  • There are steps on the approach to the sunken garden, the majority of which can be bypassed by alternative pathways.
  • There are bench seats with and without armrests at regular intervals throughout the gardens and grounds.

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