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Penshurst Kent

Penshurst is a delightful village that lies between two rivers and is famous for Penshurst Place - the ancestral home of the Sidney family where Henry VIII once stayed and considered to have one of the grandest rooms in the world. The village itself has many tudor buildings and also has one of England’s oldest cricket pitches.

The village and surrounding area is also a particularly excellent spot to indulge in the English tradition of the 'afternoon tea' - afternoon teas with homemade sandwiches, scones, jam, cream and freshly baked cakes.

Penshurst is also popular with cyclists and ramblers. It has its own off-road cycling park set in 44 acres of ancient woodland. There are a number of pleasant walks too which may take you around the village, across fields and by the banks of the river Medway.

Penhurst Kent
Things to see & do in and around Penshurst

Chiddingstone Castle - early 16th century castle having gone many architectural changes
Groombridge Place & Enchanted Forest - moated manor house & gardens
Hever Castle - enchanting double-moated castle
Penshurst Place & Gardens - historic house & gardens
Penshurst Off Road Cycling - off road cycling park
Spa Valley Railway - old-fashioned steam train

Recommended places to eat and drink in Penshurst

The Bottle House Inn - award-winning pub & restaurant
The Leicester Arms - traditional country pub
The Spotted Dog - characterful 15th century pub & restaurant
Fir Tree House Tea Room - Tudor tea room with cottage garden

Where to stay in Penshurst

The Leicester Arms (hotel)
Whitepost Oast (B&B)


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