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Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever

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At Hever Castle & Gardens, see where the famous second wife of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, spent her childhood. Boleyn's brief marriage to the King--and subsequent execution when he sought a new wife--made her a key figure in the Church of England's 16th-century break from the Vatican. Today, you can see portraits from her era, paintings, furniture, and tapestries in the castle where she grew up. Outside, view Italian, rose, and Tudor gardens and walk around the water maze and shrubs trimmed into statues. Special events, such as gardening sessions with the Head Gardener and jousting tournaments, happen throughout the year. Check the schedule before you visit. You can also purchase an audio tour of the site at the Hever Shop, Information Centre, or entrance. Using our custom trip planner, Hever attractions like Hever Castle & Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • My husband and I just had the most lovely stay at Hever Castle to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Hever Castle is one of my favourite places to visit, so it was a real treat to stay in the...  more »
  • Went to hever for the Halloween scream event last week and it was brilliant! The lighting on the castle and on the walkway leading up to it gave a great atmosphere. We wanted to get hot dogs which...  more »
  • Visited Hever Castle for the Halloween Scream on October 31st and was pleasantly suprised after reading previous reviews about it. We arrived and got to go straight into the first scare, no queue at.....  more »
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  • The gardens at Hever Castle are fantastic, better than any other similar property I've visited in the UK. We spent around 5 hours here (including a look around the castle itself and a break for lunch) and still hadn't seen all of the gardens. I highly recommend a visit if you're in the area and are lucky enough to have a nice sunny day.
  • The gardens are absolutely amazing, we stayed there for around 4 hours but could have easily spent another hour or two. We took a train from London Victoria to Hever and walked to the castle. It was about a 20 minute leisurely walk to the castle along a couple footpaths. We could see almost the entire castle save the kitchen. The gardens were our favorite part, definitely worth a visit.
  • Had the best weekend ever doing this castle and Hampton court in 2 days. This is a really beautiful place and although it's not as big as Hampton I preferred it. The castle is smaller than you imagine but very peaceful and quiet. It's most and surrounding houses make it a marvel to look at. If you have kids take them they will love it. There are tents in the garden with people dressed from all different medieval times. They camp there and run old shops, blacksmiths. There were fighting reenactments, archery, a water maize. They will love it. For the adults there's a beautiful lake you can boat on. An immense garden with maizes, flower beds, shops cafes. The castle and its history. Most of it had disabled access and parking is free. Get on down it's was great. 10/10
  • We took our engagement photos and had a lovely picnic in the gardens. A beautiful day spent celebrating love and friendship. Went to tour the castle as well which was very informative and gave us a little walk down history lane. Highly recommend going if visiting the London area, not too far off the beaten motorway.
  • Picturesque setting. Plenty of activities for Kids and grown ups a like. Peaceful and calm surrounding and very friendly staff. Brilliant family day out provided the weather holds up

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