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Visit Penshurst Place

Any kind of excuse to see here, regardless if you visit our garage or otherwise this is a remarkable place to visit

Penshurst Place is a historical structure near Tonbridge, Kent, 32 miles (51 kilometres) southern east of London, England. It is the genealogical home of the Sidney family members, and also was the native home of the excellent Elizabethan poet, courtier and also soldier, Sir Philip Sidney. The original middle ages house is one of the most complete enduring examples of 14th-century residential design in England. Part of your home and its gardens are open for public watching. Many TELEVISION programs and motion pictures have actually been shot at Penshurst.

Penshurst Place

Penshurst Place was constructed in 1341 for Sir John de Pulteney, a London seller and also 4 times Lord Mayor of London who wanted a nation residence within very easy range of London. This was at the moment when such homes stopped to be castles: they were more homes that could be defended in an emergency. When Henry IV’s third son, John, Fight It Out of Bedford, occupied Penshurst, the 2nd hall, called the Buckingham Structure, was developed: so called after the succeeding proprietors, the Dukes of Buckingham. Edward Stafford, third Battle Each Other of Buckingham was carried out in 1521 by Henry VIII complying with a lush banquet held at Penshurst Place organized by the Entangle honour of Henry; it after that remained in the crown estate for the rest of Henry’s reign, with documented proof Henry made use of Penshurst Place as a hunting lodge and seeing with his courtier Brandon, the building being just a few miles from Hever Castle, youth house of Henry’s 2nd partner Anne Boleyn.

In 1550, Henry VIII’s son, King Edward VI, provided your home as well as estate to Sir Ralph Fane, a fan of Guard Somerset, however it was forfeited 2 years later after Sir Ralph was executed for treason.

Located in West Kent, Penshurst Place is simply 7 miles from Tonbridge. It is easily available from Junction 5 of the M25 and is simply over 1 hr from London as well as the Channel Tunnel. Satnav TN11 8DG.


How To Find Penshurst Place

By Road
From M25 Joint 5 follow A21 to Tonbridge, leaving at Hildenborough exit; then adhere to brownish vacationer signs.

From M20/M26 Joint 2a comply with A25 (Sevenoaks), A21 for Hildenborough, after that adhere to brown visitor indicators.

There is adequate cost-free cars and truck auto parking in our main visitor car park, near to the Visitor Entry and also Present Store. Parking for the handicapped is signed as well as on the hard-standing location alongside our Site Visitor Entrance and also Present Shop.

For coaches, allocated hard-standing coach car parking lies beside the Site visitor Entryway. Dual decker coaches incapable to fit in the archway entrance (3.8 m high by 2.4 m vast) can leave at a different entry as well as park in the lay-by in the town. Please call us in advance to set up.

By Cycle
Penshurst Place can be accessed mostly off road from Tonbridge by following heaven Regional Cycle Course 12 indicators. Download and install a copy of the cycle route listed below. There are cycle shelfs at Penshurst Place are situated outside the main Visitor Entrance and Gift Shop.

 Another place could visit is Visit Haysden Country Park

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