Hever Castle

Hever Castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife.

Here are some interesting facts about the castle for those of you that have never heard of it:

  • The Castle is located in Kent, near the village of the same name.
  • In 1540, Henry gave the castle to another of his wives, Anne of Cleves.
  • The American millionaire William Waldorf Astor bought Hever Castle in 1903.
  • There is also an adventure playground and a water maze on the grounds.

We both really enjoyed our day out here. There are so many breathtaking views! There are friendly staff dotted throughout the grounds that are ready to help if you get a little bit lost!

Where?

Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, Kent, near Edenbridge

How much?

Usually, there are two types of ticket available: Castle & Gardens and Gardens Only.

Under 5s are FREE

How to get there?

Trains run from London Victoria and London Bridge (via Oxted or East Croydon) to Edenbridge Town Station, and then take a taxi for three miles to the castle. Relyon Taxis are near the station, telephone 01732 863800.

Hever Station (next on line, unmanned and no taxis) is a one-mile rural walk to the castle. (Map of walk from station to castle). As you leave the platform you will also see another map on your left. This will guide you to Hever Castle, but you simply need to look out for red and white wooden posts.

Satellite navigation users: Post Code TN8 7NG

Highlights

My highlight of the day was the gardens. It’s just so beautiful! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it. It’s so very peaceful too. I could’ve spent hours just walking around and taking in the views.

Little miss loved the castle. She kept saying how she wanted to live there 😅

I hope that when my daughter starts school that they will take day trips to places like this. She is really starting to appreciate historical places.

The playground was also a huge hit! Fun for all ages!

Special events

HALLOWEEN HALF TERM FUN

Prepare to be spooked this Halloween at Haunted Hever. For autumn half term we have a vast array of spook-tacular events on at the Castle for you and your little ones.

Activities include:

  • Spooky Storytelling – FREE
  • Fancy Dress Competition – FREE
  • Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt – FREE
  • Halloween Craft – FREE
  • Deadly Delicious Decorating – £2.00pp
  • Gruesome Victorian Tales (for the grown ups) – FREE (Castle ticket required)
  • Spot the Bats (for the little ones) – FREE (Castle ticket required)
  • Face Painting – £4.00

For more info check out their website!

CHRISTMAS AT HEVER CASTLE

Dates: November 23 – December 8 (Wed-Sun)

December 9 – 24* (Daily)

There are so many festive things going on at the castle! It looks amazing and we will definitely be back to check them out!

This Christmas we at Hever Castle you can take a magical journey down the rabbit hole and into the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland. It all sounds super festive doesn’t it?

What else is available?

  • Alice in a Christmas Wonderland themed interactive trail
  • illuminated gardens as dusk falls. 
  • Father Christmas at Hever Castle
  • Christmas shopping in the Gift Shops, and sample delicious festive food in the restaurants.
  • Meet the Huskies: Nov 23, 24, 30 and Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22

You can find more info on the Hever Castle website!

We were kindly gifted with tickets to enter and I loved it so much that I would definitely return as a paying customer. Just look below at some more beautiful pictures I took.

Published by Mummybloggernat

Mum of 1 trying to make both our lives as fun as possible :)

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