South East – The Kent Weald

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2. Hever Castle and Gardens

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Hever Castle

This romantic double moated thirteenth century castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Exhibits include historic 16th century portraits, paintings, furniture, tapestries and treasures.  

Visitors can explore the magnificent gardens which include Italian, Rose and Tudor gardens, topiary, yew maze and splashing water maze, to the informal meanderings of the lakeside and Sunday Walk. Children can enjoy boating on the lake, and falconry displays.

Hever Castle hosts a number of events throughout the summer months, with the annual Jousting Tournament being the most popular.

Facilities include two self service restaurants and a gift shop.

Hever Castle Address:
Hever Castle and Gardens
Nr Edenbridge
England, UK

Hever Castle Opening Times:
Castle and Gardens 
Gardens open 10.30 am, Castle opens 12.00 noon
Last admission 5.00 pm
Final exit 6.00 pm
3rd to 31st March, Wednesday to Sunday
1st April to 31st October, Monday to Sunday 
1st November to 24th December, Wednesday to Sunday
27th December to 2nd January, Monday to Sunday 

Hever Castle Admission:
Individual Rates Castle & Gardens /Gardens only
Adult  £13.00 / £10.50
Senior Citizen  £11.00 / £9.00
Child (5-14)  £7.00 / £6.50
Family Ticket  £33.00 / £27.50
(Familly = 2 adults/2 children or 1 adult / 3 children), not applicable to groups.

Free entry to Christmas Shop & Restaurant in December.
Groups Rates available on request – minimum of 15.
Entrance to the Miniature Model Houses Collection and all special events
is included in all ticket prices.
Private Castle or Garden guided tours
available. Please telephone in advance

T  +44(0)044 (0)1732865224

F  +44(0)044 (0)1732866796

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