Hever Castle & Gardens

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Hever, Edenbridge,
Kent, TN8 7NG

01732 865224

01732 866796


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
20th - 27th Feb; daily; 10.30am - 5pm, last admission 4pm, final exit 5pm. Castle opens 12noon
2nd - 27th Mar; Wed - Sun; 10.30am - 5pm, last admission 4pm, final exit 5pm. Castle opens 12noon
30th Mar - 31st Oct; Daily; Gardens open 10.30am, Castle 12noon - last admission 5pm, final exit 6pm.
2nd Nov - 24th Dec; Wed - Sun; 10.30am - 4pm, final exit 5pm; Castle opens 11am

Parties/Coaches: No
Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: Yes

As gardens - 12noon - 5pm, last admission 4pm

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

Adult £11.50; Child (5-14) £7.50; Over 60s £10; Family - (2 Adults + 2 Children or 1A + 3C) £30.50.
Castle & grounds. Adult £14; Child (5-14) £8; Over 60s £12; Family £36
Group discounts for parties of 15 or more. Annual season tickets - see own website
Audio tour £3

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:


Garden Features & Events

Italian Garden, Rose Garden, Tudor Garden, Yew Maze, Water Maze and 35 acre lake.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Merzie Meadows, Tonbridge

Inns & Pubs:

Henry VIII Inn, Hever

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Edenbridge Tunbridge Wells - 20 minutes

Description of Garden

Beautiful award-winning gardens surrounding the romantic 13th century castle, once the childhood home to Anne Boleyn. Lovingly tended by a team of gardeners they bring colour and life all year round. Stroll through formal gardens including the majestic Italian garden, which houses spectacular sculptures dating from Roman times and you can lose yourself in the Yew maze, cool down in the Splashing water maze or amble by the 35 acre lake and watch the water birds drift by. Notable topiary near the castle and in the Chess garden, and a charming rose garden complete the picture. A new garden known as the 'Sunday Walk Garden' was opened in June 2001.

History Of Garden

The Astor family designed these gardens between 1904 - 1908 and they were laid out Joseph Cheal & Son.

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