Penshurst Place - Garden Entry Tickets


Penshurst Place, Penshurst, United Kingdom

Penshurst Place - Garden Entry Tickets


Penshurst Place, Penshurst, United Kingdom

What you need to know

The House will be closed on the 18th June, as such, combined House tickets are not available

The Woodland Trail will be closed on 27th June



As of 17th May, the House at Penshurst Place will be open for freeflow visits.  Tickets including access to the house can be booked online or you can upgrade your gardens only ticket on the day. Please note House opening times differ to those of the Gardens & Grounds. See below.


Important information - Please read. 


Please note that in the interest of visitor safety we will be moving to an online only prebooking system to manage visitor numbers and keep them at a safe, low number. 


Bookings for the following day will be accepted up until 11.59pm of the previous day, we cannot accept same day bookings on the website However, we often have availability on weekdays for walk ups. Please call us on 01892 870 307 to check availability.


Track and Trace guidance has recently been updated. In 2020 we only required contact details of the lead visitor, or in our case, the name of the person who has booked your tickets. However, we now require all adult visitors to check in upon arrival using the Track and Trace QR code at the visitor entrance. Thank you.



  • During the booking process you will be able to book either a morning or an afternoon slot.

Morning Slot: 

Gardens & Grounds: 10am – 1.30pm

House: 11.30am – 1.30pm


Afternoon Slot: 

Gardens & Grounds: 1.30pm – 5pm

House: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

LAST ENTRY STRICTLY 4.30PM



All Ticket bookings are final. In some circumstances tickets can be transferred to a different day should there still be availability on that day. Please call us on 01892 870307 or email contactus@penshurstplace.com if you would like to transfer your tickets. Unfortunately, booked tickets are non-refundable.



Planned reopening of facilities

Daily 

  • Gardens & Grounds

  • Playground

  • Woodland Trail

  • Lake Park

  • Porcupine Pantry Cafe (9AM – 5PM, takeaway and outdoor dining only) 

  • Gift Shop

  • Plant Centre 

From 17th May – House



Partner Promotions, and Memberships

RHS Members

If you are an RHS Member you may reserve a ticket here

  • Remember, free access is only applicable Monday – Friday outside of school holidays for the asterixed adult named cardholder.

  • You will need to bring along your RHS card on the day of your visit to be verified upon arrival. If you do not bring your RHS card with you, you will be required to pay for a standard entrance ticket.

 

RHS reservations will be capped per timeslot to manage visitor numbers, so you may need to check the booking page frequently to find a suitable time and date that is available.

Entrance to the House is not included, to visit the house a £2.00 supplement is payable on the day

 

Gardener's World 2for1

  • Gardener’s world tickets are valid in conjunction with one full paid adult ticket

  • If you would like to make use of your Gardener’s World 2 for 1 pass, please add the Gardener’s World free ticket to your basket as well as the paid for adult ticket you will be using to qualify for this offer.

  • You will need to bring your Gardener’s World card with you on the day of your visit to be verified upon arrival. If you do not bring your Gardener’s World card with you, you will be required to pay for the free ticket you had reserved, upon arrival

Please note, only two children under 5 will be admitted free of charge for the paying adult only, further under 5's will require their own paid for ticket

Gardener's World reservations will be capped per timeslot to manage visitor numbers, so you may need to check the booking page frequently to find a suitable time and date that is available.

Entrance to the House is not included, to visit the house a £2.00 supplement is payable on the day



Historic Houses Members

  • If you are a member of the Historic Houses Association, you will be able to use this same system to reserve a space. Please remember to bring along your HHA membership card when you visit so this can be verified. If you do not bring your membership card with you, you will be required to pay for the free ticket you had reserved, upon arrival

HHA reservations will be capped per timeslot to manage visitor numbers, so you may need to check the booking page frequently to find a suitable time and date that is available.

Entrance to the House is included.



Season Ticket Holders

  • If you are a season ticket holder, you will be able to use this same system to reserve a space, or to add additional guests whether these are a part of your season ticket cost or not. Additional guests that are not entitled to free entry as a part of your membership will require their own ticket(s).

  • Please select spaces ONLY for the number registered to your season ticket. Additional members of your party that exceed the number of guests permitted on your season ticket will require a separate ticket. Please book using the name on your season ticket

  • Please remember to bring along your season ticket when you visit so this can be verified. If you do not bring your season ticket with you, If you do not bring your Season Ticket with you, you will be required to pay for the free ticket you had reserved, upon arrival

  • Season Ticket reservations will be capped per timeslot to manage visitor numbers, so you may need to check the booking page frequently to find a suitable time and date that is available.

Entrance to the House is not included, to visit the house a £2.00 supplement is payable on the day

English Heritage (Free House Access Upgrade)

English Heritage members are eligible for a free upgrade to a House and Gardens ticket without paying the £2 surcharge. Please select the English Heritage ticket option above.

You MUST bring your EH membership card when you visit so this can be verified. If you do not bring your membership card with you, you will be required to pay for the upgrade to visit the House.

Safety Measures

What we have done:

  • Added hand sanitiser stations around the playground and leading to the Woodland Trail

  • Latched the Woodland Trail gate open so all you need to do is push the gate with your elbow. There is no need to handle the latch

  • Made the Commando Trail one way

  • Made picnic tables available and well-spaced out for your safety

  • Enhanced our cleaning regime. 

What we ask of you:

  • Please ensure that you and your family/ bubble remain socially distanced from other groups at all times

  • Please ensure the children in your care make use of the hand sanitiser provided before and after using the Playground equipment

  • Please be aware that the Adventure Playground carries a larger element of risk due to the numerous potential contact areas. As such it is your responsibility to assess which parts of the playground you are comfortable for your family/ group to use

  • All children who make use of the Adventure Playground must be under adult supervision at all times. No liability will be accepted for any personal injury sustained whilst using the equipment


Accessibility

Please be aware, only registered assistance dogs are allowed past the paid perimeter into Penshurst Place. 

For wheelchair users and those with walking or mobility difficulties, we provide a variety of alternative routes and experiences. The more we know in advance of your visit, the more we can help, so do call us in advance to inform us of any special requirements you may have.

For more details on our accessibility please visit www.penshurstplace.com/plan-your-visit/access-information


Location

Penshurst Place
Penshurst, Kent, TN11 8DG United Kingdom

Located in West Kent, Penshurst Place is just 7 miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells. It is easily accessible from Junction 5 of the M25 and is just over 1 hour from London and the Channel Tunnel. Satnav TN11 8DG.

By Road

From M25 Junction 5 follow A21 to Tonbridge, leaving at Hildenborough exit; then follow brown tourist signs.

From M20/M26 Junction 2a follow A25 (Sevenoaks), A21 for Hildenborough, then follow brown tourist signs.

There is ample free car parking in our main visitor car park, close to the Visitor Entrance and Gift Shop. Parking for the disabled is signed and on the hard-standing area next to our Visitor Entrance and Gift Shop.

For coaches, allocated hard-standing coach parking is located adjacent to the Visitor Entrance. Double decker coaches unable to fit in the archway entrance (3.8m high by 2.4m wide) can drop off at an alternative entrance and park in the lay-by in the village. Please call us in advance to arrange.

Parking is free of charge

By Train

Train to Tunbridge Wells Station, then taxi to Penshurst (7 miles).

Train to Edenbridge Station, then bus 231 & 233 (excludes Sundays).

Train to Tonbridge Station, then taxi to Penshurst (6miles).

Train to Penshurst Station, then walk (2.5 miles, on roads with no footpaths).

By Cycle

Penshurst Place can be accessed mostly off road from Tonbridge by following the blue Regional Cycle Route 12 signs. There are cycle racks at Penshurst Place are situated outside the main Visitor Entrance and Gift Shop.


Accessibility

We have assigned accessible spaces close to the visitor entrance for all blue badge holders. We also have a hanfdul of wheelchairs that are available to reserve, all you need to do is give us a calla  few days before your visit so that we can ensure one is put aside for you.

As a grade-listed garden some of the paths are a little trickier to traverse than others, but we do have an accessible route that you can download here