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Hever Castle & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Hever
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Hever Castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the intriguing second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. The castle is a romantic double moated 13th-century castle which houses historic 16th-century portraits, paintings, furniture, tapestries and treasures. Comprehensive information on the history of Hever Castle can be found in the guide book and audio tours are available from the Hever Shop, Visitor Centre or castle entrance. Visitors can explore the magnificent gardens for all seasons which include Italian, Rose and Tudor gardens, topiary, yew maze and splashing water maze, or take a stroll around the informal areas of Sunday Walk and Anne Boleyn's Walk. Hever hosts a number of special events throughout the season including gardening events with the head gardener and his team. Family fun includes jousting tournaments each summer, one of our most popular events.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Wow”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Amazing castle which has been kept within the period it was built. Not much has been renovated but what they have they have changed has been made to look like it was there all along.

It also has two mazes which you can try out. These are separate from the castle and are an additional fee. Which is good as you can just go for the mazes. There is normal hedge mazes which can be tricky. The other is a water maze where you have to jump from stone to stone to get across. Beware you do get wet especially in the summer when its very popular.

Visited April 2012
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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Day Out”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Visited Hever Castle with friends and even thought the weather was terrible we had an excellent day out! The Castle was beautiful and extreamly interesting and the gardens beautiful....even in the rain! I can only imagen how wonderful it must be when the sun is shinning! The garden shop, gift shop and catering facilities were top notch! Will certainly endevor to visit again in sunshine!

Visited June 2012
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London
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“Lovely afternoon at Hever”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

What a lovely place. We didn't go into the castle as we had out puppy with us (very dog friendly) but the grounds are just beautiful. Great cafe, my husband tried his hand at archery, the gardens are beautifully manicured. Free parking. Somewhere where we'll be back.

Visited June 2012
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Helston, United Kingdom
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“A GOOD DAY OUT FOR THE FAMILY.”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

I have visited the grounds of Hever castle with my children and grandchildren on several occasions and we have always enjoyed the experience. As well as the beautiful gardens, there is an opportunity to take a rowing boat out on the lake and my grandchildren especially enjoy the water maze-particularly when grandad gets wet! Although the food in the restaurant is quite expensive, a real family favourite is the hot pork baguettes, which are available there.

Visited April 2012
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Tiptree, England, United Kingdom
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“Great day out but take a picnic”
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Just returned from a visit to the home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle and found the small castle interesting and the gardens beautiful but the food available in the restaurants was vastly overpriced. If I went again I would take my own food and drink.

Visited June 2012
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