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Your Visit


How to get here

Penshurst 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.


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) – not recommended.


By Road

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

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

For Friday evening events , parking will be in front of Penshurst Place: enter via the private drive at the bottom of Leigh Road as you enter penshurst from Leigh. If coming from Tonbridge direction, turn right at the junction in Penshurst and the entrance is 200m up on the right; if coming from Tunbridge Wells via Fordcombe, turn left at the junction in Penshurst; again the entrance is 200m up the road on the right hand side. You will not need to move your car between the Opening party and Jazz Supper events.

For Saturday and Sunday events , parking will be just through the brick archway at the public entrance to Penshurst Place & Gardens. If coming from Sevenoaks and Leigh, come down the hill into Penshurst and turn left at the junction on the middle of the village - the archway is in front of you after 150m. If coming from Tunbridge Wells and Fordcombe, go straight on at the junction in the middle of the village: the archway will be in front of you after 150m. If coming from Tonbridge and Bidborough, the archway is on the right some 150m after crossing the first bridge in Penshurst, just as the road bends to the left.  Once through the archway, drive 100m before bending right round to the left in a U-turn by the large Penshurst Place garden gates and park on the grass as directed. 


By Cycle

Penshurst Place can be accessed mostly off road from Tonbridge by following the blue Regional Cycle Route 12 signs.


Where to eat


Leicester Arms Hotel , opposite Penshurst church – open all day for snacks, meals and drinks.

Porcupine Pantry (at Penshurst Place car park) – open 09:00 to 17:00 for coffee, tea, snacks and light lunches.

Fir Tree Tea Rooms (next to Village Hall) – open for lunch on Saturday from 12:45-14:30; and for tea, scones and cakes from 14:30-17:30.

Coffee/Refreshments will be provided at kiosks by or in the church and village hall throughout the day.


Where to stay


Links you may find useful if looking for somewhere to stay in or near Penshurst:


Penshurst Online 



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