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Hever Castle & Gardens

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Address: Hever TN8 7NG, England
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+44 1732 865 224
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Hever Castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the intriguing second...

Hever Castle was the childhood home of 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 includes jousting tournaments each summer, one of our most popular events.

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Magical trip vintage fair and fairytale theme within castle and grounds very good value for money would definitely recommend

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Magical trip vintage fair and fairytale theme within castle and grounds very good value for money would definitely recommend

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a day out at hever with my 2 & 4 year olds, they loved it. House was ok although a bit tight as it was busy. The gardens are great and the maze was enjoyed... only the garden maze was open but I think in summer the water maze and castle maze would be good. The play area is... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my three boys to Hever Castle just before Christmas. We stayed in the B&B on site, which is great and includes entry to castle and gardens. My boys are 11, 8, and 6 and when they saw the castle lit up and went on the carousel and mastered the hedge maze the magic set in. The interactive pantomime... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful lunch Hever Castle put on for 40 guests for a friends 60th birthday. The food was amazing, 3 types of salmon, tuna, salads, olives, prawns, pastrami, the list goes on. This was just the starter, then there was a cooked meal of meat, potatoes etc. Dessert didn't disappoint either, fresh fruit, wonderful Pavlova, cheese and biscuits, then... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited between Christmas and New Year and walked into a winter wonderland. The castle was beautifully decorated with Christmas trees in every room and had a running Pantomime theme throughout which, was really interesting and kept our children entertained especially the 'Jack & the Beanstalk ' story running through the gardens. The castle and gardens are lovely to walk... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained and beautiful castle and grounds. This is a don't miss in the south of England. Wonderful and knowledgeable staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle was decorated for Christmas, with a Christmas Pantomime trail and Santa for the kids. Santa looked pretty good too, real beard, very cheery and the kids loved it. The inside of the castle was decorated with holiday trees in every room. Very well done.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit here! The castle is really interesting to walk around and the gardens are absolutely beautiful!! The lake out the back is gorgeous and renting one of the rowing boats in the summer would be great! There is an adventure playground for children and two restaurants on site as well as an ice cream shop, although this... More 

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Saint-Just-Luzac, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent day out, we really enjoyed it. The coffee shop/restaurant was extremely crowed and really rather grubby as a result, but it was a bank holiday after all. Great for kids as well as grown up and lots of very well thought-out info.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hever Castle was where Ann Boleyn was born and brought up. Later it was handed to Anne of Cleves by Henry VIII, then later on it ended up in the ownership of Catherine Parr. So it's steeped in history. There is even the bay window nook where Henry VIII plighted his troth to Ann Boleyn! Also lovely gardens to stroll... More 

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