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
Dover Shore Excursion: Post Cruise Terminal to London via Hever Castle BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $782
Duration: 12 hours
Full-Day Tudor Tour to Hampton Court Palace and Hever Castle BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $476
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Private Excursion to Hever Castle, Ann Boleyn's Childhood Home. BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $762
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Hever Castle & Gardens Reviews
Visited here as part of a trip for my wife's birthday and honestly couldn't fault it at all. The castle and gardens are stunning - wonderfully kept with so much to explore. The staff and customer... more »
We visited while some of the covid restrictions were in place so the castle itself was closed but the grounds and boating lake were open. The grounds and gardens are beautiful and we had a lovely... more »
The gardens at Hever Castle are fantastic, better than any other similar property I've visited in the UK. We spent around 5 hours here (including a look around the castle itself and a break for lunch) and still hadn't seen all of the gardens. I highly recommend a visit if you're in the area and are lucky enough to have a nice sunny day.
The gardens are absolutely amazing, we stayed there for around 4 hours but could have easily spent another hour or two. We took a train from London Victoria to Hever and walked to the castle. It was about a 20 minute leisurely walk to the castle along a couple footpaths. We could see almost the entire castle save the kitchen. The gardens were our favorite part, definitely worth a visit.
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