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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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  • The castle has the potential to be very interesting. Being the family home of the Boleyns, it is possible that the audio could have enlightened us with some interesting historical information but to.....  more
    The castle has the potential to be very interesting. Being the family home of the Boleyns, it is possible that the audio could have enlightened us with some interesting historical information but to.....  more »
  • My family of 4 (2 adults and 2 young children) have visited Hever Castle so many times that we finally decided to become annual members despite living over an hour away. We have never had a... 
    My family of 4 (2 adults and 2 young children) have visited Hever Castle so many times that we finally decided to become annual members despite living over an hour away. We have never had a...  more »
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  • Honestly, nothing can do it justice. The castle is wonderful, especially at Christmas. The grounds are exquisite. The staff and volunteers are helpful and knowledgeable. The bed and breakfast is absolutely better than anything you can imagine. The rooms ate incredible, the service wonderful and the breakfast ( and dinner if you are able to dine there) excellent. Honestly, just cannot enthuse enough about this place. It has become our favourite.
  • Visited a couple of weeks ago, so worth the visit of the garden and castle. Well kept and interesting audio guide, plus kiddies playground was superb. Archery was fun, payable separately in cash. A couple of places to eat and have coffee. Shop was well stock too. Seen a wedding held there and bride photos taken in front of the castle

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