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.
Tours to Hever Castle & Gardens
$293 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Day Tour to Historic Hever Castle from London Private Day Tour to Historic Hever Castle from London
Duration: 5 hours
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$561 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Tudor Tour to Hampton Court Palace and Hever Castle from London Full-Day Tudor Tour to Hampton Court Palace and Hever Castle from London
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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$0 BOOK WITH VIATOR A Private Tour To The Home Of Anne Boleyn- Hever Castle and Gardens A Private Tour To The Home Of Anne Boleyn- Hever Castle and Gardens
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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$726 BOOK WITH VIATOR Kent Heritage Helicopter Tour Kent Heritage Helicopter Tour
Duration: 20 to 25 minutes
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$768 BOOK WITH VIATOR Dover Shore Excursion. Cruise Terminal to London with stopover at Hever Castle Dover Shore Excursion. Cruise Terminal to London with stopover at Hever Castle
Duration: 12 hours
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$872 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hever Castle - England's Hidden Gem Hever Castle - England's Hidden Gem
Duration: 6 hours
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Hever Castle & Gardens reviews
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Tudor history at its best. Visit this magnificent home of King Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn, who was raised here by her social climbing father Thomas. It was..... more
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Tudor history at its best. Visit this magnificent home of King Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn, who was raised here by her social climbing father Thomas. It was..... more »
Went to see the advertised FREE snowdrop walk which was not free at all. Had to pay to get into gardens first. Grossly misleading advertising and the snowdrop walk was very disappointing. Hardly any..... more
Went to see the advertised FREE snowdrop walk which was not free at all. Had to pay to get into gardens first. Grossly misleading advertising and the snowdrop walk was very disappointing. Hardly any..... more »
We visited on 10th February after seeing the promotion for the 'free snowdrop self guided walk' on the official website. At the kiosk the man told us it wasn't free. We showed him the website...
We visited on 10th February after seeing the promotion for the 'free snowdrop self guided walk' on the official website. At the kiosk the man told us it wasn't free. We showed him the website... more »
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
We had no idea how much time we would need to see and experience all. Which means, we have to come back for sure. This place is amazing. And so many activities going on. We did only book the gardens, but with watching the jousting, the weaponry demonstration, the battle of the knights and visiting the Italian garden and lake, time was running away from us. Great day out. Most people bring there own picnic as there is ample space to rest on the various lawns throughout the park. Definitely a place for a family. Kids will be entertained, as there is so much going on for kids of all ages. We loved it. Next time we will be visiting, we will come much earlier and leave time for a visit of the castle as well. There is lots of parking space available for free and wheelchair accessible as well.
I absolutely love this place. It takes me back to my childhood of visiting historical English landmarks including castles, mansions and gardens with my grandparents. This nostalgic walk back in time was magical. We had a one night stay in the Astor Wing which undoubtedly had the most comfortable bed of our holiday. Feeding the ducks was also a highlight with bags of feed available for 50p. The ducks loved it nearly as much as the family!
I visited on a Monday and was fairly busy. The gardens and grounds are fantastic. The castle is fairly small but neat and well kept. There are a couple places to eat and ice cream places. They sell a variety of rose bush and several other plants. It is a great place to visit.
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