This weekend we attended a stunning wedding in Chiddingstone, Kent set in some of the most beautiful surroundings I’ve ever seen in England. (Congratulations to The Quriks!).
The day after, hangovers in full force we visited the historic Penshurst Place and Gardens – built in 1341 and once famously known as being owned by King Henry VIII during his courtship of Anne Boleyn. It was in later years gifted to the Sidney family – war poet Sir Philip Sidney’s poetry can be found around the gardens.
Penshurt Place and Gardens is one of the great beauties of ‘Old England’ and I am so glad we stopped off on the way back to London. Whilst it closes next week for the season – we managed to catch some of the stunning autumn colours and will definitely be going back next year for when the gardens are in full bloom and to take a look in the house. Breathtaking, full of history and beyond romantic – it’s a must see if you’re ever looking for a countryside escape and things to do.
PENSHURST PLACE & GARDENS CLOSES FOR THE SEASON ON OCTOBER 30TH 2016 & RE-OPENS IN MARCH 2017.