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Hever Castle

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Address: Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG, England
Phone Number: +44 1732 865224
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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Opening hours: Closed until 13 February. Hever Castle is an important...

Opening hours: Closed until 13 February. Hever Castle is an important historic castle on the English landscape, and was once the family home of one of England's most famous Queens - Anne Boleyn, the intriguing second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. The castle is a romantic double moated 13th century castle which houses historic 16th century portraits, paintings, furniture, tapestries and treasures. Comprehensive information on the history of Hever Castle can be found in the guide book and audio tours are available from the Hever Shop, Visitor Centre or Castle Entrance. Visitors can explore the magnificent gardens for all seasons which include Italian, Rose and Tudor gardens, topiary, yew maze and splashing water maze, or take a stroll around the informal areas of Sunday Walk and Anne Boleyn's Walk. Hever hosts a number of special events throughout the season including gardening events with the Head Gardener and his team. Family fun include Jousting Tournaments each summer and is one of our most popular events.

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Buy an annual pass (worth every penny)

We visited Hever Castle for the Tudor weekend in June and had such a great time we upgraded our family day passes to an annual pass and it's been worth every penny. We've used... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Hever Castle for the Tudor weekend in June and had such a great time we upgraded our family day passes to an annual pass and it's been worth every penny. We've used it nearly every weekend since, there is loads to do at Hever Castle and gardens, the kids like the gardens, the play ground and the castle.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited before in the summer about 10 years ago, but there's still plenty to do at this castle even in the winter. The castle is small but perfectly formed, with plenty to see and do. And the grounds are spectacular. Will definitely be back to visit in the summer.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful castle and fantastic grounds. I loved it there and want to go there again. Great for kids.

Thank Gloria W
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow had a great time in the run up to Christmas. The Santa event and the lights where fantastic. Clearly a lot of work and money spent. Great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a history major and buff, I can’t get enough of the castles, palaces, gardens, chateaus of bygone days. Hever Castle is a very special place with spectacularly beautiful grounds, mazes, moats, knot gardens, lakes, miniatures, and of course the castle itself. A beautiful swan greeted us as we arrived. Evidently his kin had all been slaughtered by marauding wild... More 

Thank StarLady99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are spoilt in Great Britain for historical magnificence and Hever Castle is up there with the best. Visited in sunny August for a picnic in the grounds (and the jousting) and again just after Christmas to see the Castle interior in all its Christmas splendour. What a delightful place.....I really must get a yearly ticket!

Thank wilfyhalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic place anytime of the year we live near by and went to the christmas twlight night it was magic i have been going for about three years and it never fails to be a delight even in the summer it is a lovely place to visit

Thank moira60
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the castle just after Christmas. It was absolutely beautiful. The amount of work that had gone into the Christmas decorating was amazing. All the rooms were decorated and warm, so pretty to look at. The long hall upstairs had at least 6 trees in it. The grounds were as beautifully decorated. We have just returned from living in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The home of the Boleyn family, the castle was painstakingly renovated by William Waldorf Astor in the early 1900s. A beautiful stop in Kent.

Thank DSHMinneapolis
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Hever it has so much to offer the whole family. The history of course is excellent, but there is so much more to see.

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