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Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever

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Castle History Museum
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. Use our Hever holiday planner to add Hever Castle & Gardens and other attractions to your Hever vacation plans.
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  • I am aware the site compares prices etc, but I just feel that there should be a little more information given in the castle itself without having to pay extra. I don't mean plastered on the walls, but...  more »
  • Amazing grounds and amazing castle. Beautiful roman statues and a feel of a continental garden rather than typical English one. The best I've seen in the country. Must visit if you haven't been  more »
  • This place is absolutely amazing. So beautiful! From the moment you enter, you go down a nice little path, and then all of a sudden the grounds open up before you in a gorgeous vista of the green fiel...  more »
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  • Lovely castle! It's not a big castle but feminine and well maintained. This castle has a nice rose garden and a small garden with pond. There are a big green space with topiary, very pretty. We went there week day, less busy, I believe that it could get busy during school holidays. Children likes the water maze. There is a nice cafĂ© inside the rose garden, not too expensive, we sat at an outside table and had cold drinks. The only downside is that there is no bus running between the castle and the train station. We drove to the castle.
  • Had a great day, there's a lot of open space and enough Tudor history for one day! There is also a water maze (no additional cost) and a boating lake. Would recommend taking some duck food onto the lake if there are ducklings around! Overall a good day and would recommend if the weather is on your side.
  • Great day out lots to do. Grandson and grandad enjoyed water maze. Food a bit expensive. But well worth the money. Grounds lovely very clean. Be good if you could get year ticket.
  • A must visit for the whole family. Pretty close from London. On a sunny day you simply can't go wrong visiting this place. Picnic a bit of history boat ride loads of pictures in the gardens u name it..
  • Visited on the early may bank holiday Sunday with my six year old son and absolutely loved the day out. Paid about 44 for two adults and a kid to gain entry which was a tad too pricey but the castle and the gardens are very well kept so can't complain. There are two mazes, a lake where one can do boating and a decent play area so plenty to keep kids happy.

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