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“Castle is wonderful!”

Hever Castle & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Hever
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
London UK
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Castle is wonderful!”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Presented very well for all ages..but NOT wheelchair friendly! Said main restaurant was open for lunch and it wasn't so long walk back in the rain to the cafe..which did serve an excellent home made soup!

Visited March 2012
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American In Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Easy day trip out of London”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

If you're a tourist in London, and want to go see a castle besides Windsor, here's one you can get to by catching a train from London Bridge station, and getting off at Hever, and then walking for about a mile and a half along country lanes and footpaths (if its not muddy).

Visited August 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful Italian style gardens”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

The gardens are fantastic lots of italian style statues and a large
boating lake, You will have an excellent day out at this venue.

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Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

Beautiful, historic home of Ann Bolyen. The gardens are fantastic so try to take it in when the sun is shinning.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Lots to see and do enjoyed it gardens and castle take most of the day

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