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Penshurst station is in the village of Chiddingstone Causeway.


Chiddingstone Village NT 1½ miles

Chiddingstone is a small and picturesque Tudor village with half-timbered buildings cared for by the National Trust. Chiddingstone takes its name from the large sandstone outcrop in the village known as the 'Chiding Stone'.
Open at all times.

Chiddingstone Castle 1¾ miles

An historic house with Tudor origins and Victorian rooms. It was remodelled in the 19th century to look like a medieval castle. Visitors can view the Great Hall, Victorian Kitchen, Library and Servants Hall as well as displays on the Castle's history. There are impressive collections of Ancient Egyptian, Japanese, Buddhist, Jacobite and Stuart objects. The grounds include a Victorian Orangery, grass maze, lake and woodland walks. Tearoom.
Open Apr-Oct, MTWSu 1100-1700. Grounds open daily all year.

Penshurst Place & Gardens 2 miles or by bus

The magnificent ancestral home of Viscount De L'Isle with Tudor Gardens and parkland. Fine collections of furniture, tapestries, portraits and armour. Toy museum, adventure playground, woodland trail. Tearoom.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily, House 1130-1530, Grounds 1000-1700. Nov-Mar, see website.
Bus 231/3 from Chiddingstone Causeway (near station) to Penshurst Institute. M-S every 1-1½ hours, 6 minutes journey. Operated by Metrobus. Buses also operate from Tunbridge Wells.

Penshurst and Chiddingstone map

Explorer Map Sevenoaks & Tonbridge, covers Penshurst and Chiddingstone

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First Aid Kit for walkers

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