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Address: Hever TN8 7NG, England
Phone Number: +44 1732 865224
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 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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Very pretty castle & gardens. Great for kids too

Castle worth a visit. We've been several times as kids love the grounds, play area & water maze if a lovely warm day. Very well kept. We save our tesco vouchers to make it cheaper... read more

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Denise H
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Castle worth a visit. We've been several times as kids love the grounds, play area & water maze if a lovely warm day. Very well kept. We save our tesco vouchers to make it cheaper for us to go as like to visit a few times in the summer. More funds to buy their lovely ice creams & cakes

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just over a week ago we visited Hever Castle and Gardens for the first time, very enjoyable and most interesting. Hever Castle is situated in Kent, just 30 miles south-east of London. The castle began as a country house, built in the 13th century and in the 15th century it was the seat of the Boleyn family and the former... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Paid a visit on the first Saturday of December to the Christmas Grotto and Castle. Yet again, Hever delivered and the adults and 2 boys departed feeling very satisfied. Tasteful pretty lights through the grounds, very nice Victorian fair next to the Castle, fascinating history of panto trail once in the Castle, excellent Christmas Grotto and friendly Santa and helpers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful location with well kept grounds and an amazing Castle! The pantomime theme made it interesting for the children too.

Thank Angela W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited today for the first time & it was almost a disaster, entirely our fault. Booked weeks ago to visit Father Christmas & I had muddled the date, we should have been there Saturday not Sunday! I looked at my children & nearly cried. The lady in the ticket office & the manager Catherine could not have been kinder... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Castle itself is wonderful. not many (mostly) wooden castles still standing and this one is a treat. Parking off street was ample and inexpensive. A lovely walk then down to the castle, taking in the beginning of what you will discover are expansive gardens. a very nice way to spend an hour or 2.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A dream come true for any Tudor enthusiasts or history nerds alike.Marvel at the beautiful manor house of the notorious Boleyn family while exploring the magnificent garden grounds. The is filled with original architectural features while maintaining the history of the residence throughout the ages and not just during the times of Anne Boleyn. Try to go on a week... More 

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What you can you say about Hever Castle that's not already been said many times in many places? It's a beautiful building where you can really feel like you're stepping back in time. I love the Tudor part of our history so this is a special place to visit for me although not so much when it is busy...it is... More 

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Joanna S, Digital Marketing Assistant at Hever Castle & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Deborah L, Thank you for your feedback. We’re really pleased to hear that you enjoy visiting but we’re sorry that the Christmas event is not to your taste. Our Christmas event this year is Once Upon a Castle and is all about the history of pantomime which is explained in the interpretation both in the rooms and in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here last weekend it was ok value for money however there was a few bits that where shut. The best bit was the Castle. I would come back again as it was a lovely place to visit. It was well kept too. There is a lovely walk around the lake. I do think if there is a few bits... More 

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Mountain View, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow.....what a super day at Hever Castle and Gardens. It was our first visit and we came away delighted. Parking was easy, the entrance fee was reasonable, multi-media tour of the Castle was fascinating and the guides located throughout the Castle were superb. Lunch was delightful - nice warm soup and bread on a cold and fresh winters day followed... More 

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