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Hever Castle & Gardens

| Edenbridge, Hever TN8 7NG, England
+44 1732 865224
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Small but interesting castle

Stayed at the B&B which was great so had the best part of two days exploring the castle and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
england1313
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London, United Kingdom
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Fit for a queen

Have wanted to visit for years,went on one of the hottest days of the year and it did not... read more

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coopergirl2016
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Edenbridge, Hever TN8 7NG, England
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+44 1732 865224
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed at the B&B which was great so had the best part of two days exploring the castle and grounds. Very small castle set around a picturesque moat that is definitely worth visiting inside. The grounds are cracking with a large lake and stunning Italian...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Have wanted to visit for years,went on one of the hottest days of the year and it did not disappoint. Visited on a Monday and it was very busy so avoid this place at the weekend. Cost wise for 3 adults, two of which were...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

4 adults stayed overnight in two double rooms which were spacious, clean, comfortable, had opening windows for fresh air and large bathrooms. The grounds are stunning and quite large. The castle is not so big as to be overwhelming. Having access on both days was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Difficult to pick which was the best part, it was all so amazing. We travelled over 3,000 klm around southern England looking at historic sites and famous gardens and I would rate this as the best of them all without a doubt. The castle is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit even when the weather isn't great.The gardens are absolutely amazing and well kept.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gardens and grounds are lovely with a lake. Row boats and pedalos were available to hire for the lake which is a nice touch. The castle itself is nice but we went on a Saturday and it was very busy and the crowds in...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I came here years ago with my daughter. Today I came back with my husband who has cancer. We had a lovely day walking far, but sitting often on the many benches and laughing round the water maze. Loving the gardens and the castle all...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with a friend also interested in history, the Castle was fantastic but the gardens blew us away. So well kept and beautiful, While known as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, it was rescued from dilapidation by William Waldorf Astor. I could imagine the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We got great deal through Tesco Clubcards (as I had been before but my wife hadn't). The various gardens are stunning and we took a gentle easy walk around the lake, with lots of shady areas to stop and rest. The Maze was fun and...More

Thank BruvvaB
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner drive up from Somerset and stayed in hever hotel, the castle is a 3 minute drive. The castle and grounds were so beautiful and being a historian especially for the Tudor period and Anne Boleyn being one of my favourite queens-...More

Thank Bethany S
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Rachael B
14 May 2018|
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Response from geraldwmorgan | Reviewed this property |
Did not notice any ducklings or cygnets on the lake during our visit.
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lynnoh68
12 April 2018|
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Response from Clive L | Reviewed this property |
Why not take a decent LED battery operated umbrella camp light with you just in case. You can buy one of these on Ebay for $1.99 with free shipping. Most of these will use four AA batteries and will give you very many hours... More
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Jodie F
2 April 2018|
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Response from ArchieElliott | Reviewed this property |
we did both castle and gardens and we spent nearly 4 hours there, lots of time in play area. If the day was warmer we could have spent longer there.
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