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Hever Castle & Gardens

Open today: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Greatly improved from my last visit

Hadn't been here in years, thought the Gardens now absolutely lovely and the small wine bar near... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
Fulfilled a Dream

This was a dream come true for me. Being a historian and a specialist in 16 Century English and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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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...more
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| Edenbridge, Hever TN8 7NG, England
+44 1732 865224
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Reviewed yesterday

Hadn't been here in years, thought the Gardens now absolutely lovely and the small wine bar near the lake is a superb and welcome addition. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit beautiful setting, easy parking. It was a lovely warm day and even though busy, the lakeside...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a dream come true for me. Being a historian and a specialist in 16 Century English and European History Hever Castle has long been on my wish list. It didn't disappoint. If it's a period of history that you don't know well I...More

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BethN583, Digital Marketing at Hever Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review, we're pleased you had such a lovely time at Hever! We do also have an audio guide for children that is available. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Hever Castle & Gardens and thoroughly enjoyed the day, the staff were polite and helpful on arrival and supplied a map of the grounds. Some activities and refreshment kiosks were closed, as these were seasonal, but there was still plenty for us to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here on a Tuesday outside of the school holidays but there were still lots of people about and some visiting school children too. It's quite well signposted from the M25 with a few rural lanes to negotiate en route and parking at Hever Castle...More

Thank Wez74
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really great gardens from formal areas to natural. A massive lake & great walk around it over the various bridges. Can hire rowing boats & pedalos. There's also archery. This events are at extra cost. The castle is quite small with jyst the front facade...More

Thank gazSouthamptonUK
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pretty expensive but interesting. Wished some areas were better interpreted. Signage is poor on the very wonderful grounds. Finally found the pavilion csfe. But it was short on food and the staff was totally silly and useless. The proseco was warm. Hard to find forks....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Super beautful gardens, with a castle which happens to be in the middle ! Plenty for everyone, i reckon. I especially loved Italian Terrace. Full of super statues. Kids will love the Water Maze BUT bring spare clothes in the car. Don't ovelook the Sharpshooter...More

Thank Accrington155
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Hever Castle and Garden is a must to go if you are in the Kent area. We started off with the castle first, it has impressive rooms of antiques and collections of Tudor paintings. The gardens are huge and we loved the Rose Garden...More

Thank Anu M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hever has it all, gardens, reasonable café, kids stuff if you need it and a historical gem of a castle. The Boleyns, Harry 8 et al.

Thank Bearbridge
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Disabled Wife and I visited The Gardens & Castle on 9th September whilst staying at The Hever Hotel. Entry to the Gardens was £12.95 for Jean as a Senior Visitor and I went in Free as her Carer as Jean is a Wheelchair user....More

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1 September 2018|
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Response from DustyfromHedgeEnd | Reviewed this property |
As far as I could see, you could be there all day as there is a vast area of open gardens and lakeside walk.
Zuzana P
27 August 2018|
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Response from FOXY1967 | Reviewed this property |
I would say you need a car. It’s situated on a country lane
2 August 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth M | Reviewed this property |
I only saw one large car park so I think that it would be the same are for the castle and theatre.