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Hever Castle & Gardens

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Address: Hever TN8 7NG, England
Phone Number: 44 1732 865224
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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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I visited Hever with two friends, one of whom was very interested to see the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. I hadn't done a lot of research other than to book the tickets online... read more

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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I visited Hever with two friends, one of whom was very interested to see the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. I hadn't done a lot of research other than to book the tickets online so I didn't know what to expect. We ended up spending a full day there and having a great time. As one or two other reviewers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We visited Hever Castle after wanting to visit for the last year or so and it was more than impressive. There is more than enough to do in a day and we were lucky enough to experience the Jousting tournament which happened to be on too which we all loved. The Knights were very authentic paired with Henry VIII commentating!... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love Hever Castle and we're excited to go to the Last Night of the Hever Proms. Unfortunately you get to see very little of the house and grounds and you could be anywhere really. The tiered and covered seating is tight and formal and the unreserved grassed seating has a restricted view but this is still preferable for a... More 

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Thank Grant L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quite pricey but you can see where the money goes. The Italian garden and the Rose garden were magnificent as is the walk around the lake. The house doesn't take too long to go round. Could easily spend the whole day there

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really lovely family day, particularly during summer months as they have a lot of extra bits on for the children. Advise taking a picnic as with a lot of these places the cafe areas can be very busy and also quite overpriced. Also one other thing to bare in mind if wanting to look around the castle is you can't... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had slept in the castle the previous night and decided to have a look around the castle. As luck would have it they had a series of events over the bank holiday weekend. The grounds are lovely as they are beautiful and full of history and places to see including the boating lake, maze and water maze. If you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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My partner wanted to go to Hever castle so off we went to Kent. It was £16.50 each for the castle and gardens. The castle was not much to look at and was relatively small and quite boring with nothing particular of interest. The gardens however were extensive and lovely and well kept, I liked the topiary in the shape... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought the tickets were very reasonably priced for a family of 5, just under £50, to enjoy this beautiful castle and all it had to offer. We specially arranged to go this weekend in August when the jousting was scheduled - it made for a very entertaining afternoon. The knights put on a great show, engaging with the audience... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a nice day as when we visited, Hever Castle is wonderful. The tickets cost about what you would expect to pay for a comparable attraction, with a bit of a discount for booking online at least the day before. On arrival, you are given a map with suggested timings for some of the activities in the castle (e.g. the... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on the 23rd August and it was well worth the visit. This is a very well run private castle with stunning gardens and a real effort is made to have activities for all. There are play areas for children, the castle itself (which is stunning) and wonderful gardens. The house is well laid out with excellent literature /... More 

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