Hever Castle, home of Queen Anne Boleyn, restored by an American in early 20th century.
Royal Summer Sights: Hever Castle
by Sean Okeeffe
With over 700 years of History to offer and most famous for being the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle and Gardens is the perfect family day out in Kent.
In the 15th and 16th Centuries, Hever Castle was the home to one of the most powerful families in the country, the Boleyns. The castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second Wife of King Henry VIII, Queen of England and Mother of Queen Elizabeth I.
Grounds Open at 10:30am. Castle opens at 12 Noon.
26th March - 28th October 2018: Closed at 18:00.
The Inner Hall: Used as the Great Kitchen during the Tudor period.
The Drawing Room: This room contained the Domestic Offices during the Tudor Period and only became the Drawing Room in 1905.
The Dining Hall: Originally the Great Hall, this room used to be open to the roof rafters.
The Morning Room: Used during the Tudor Period as a Private Retiring Room, the panelling and fireplace date back to the 17th century.
Anne Boleyn's Bedroom: Born in 1501, Anne Boleyn spent her childhood at Hever Castle and this room is widely believed to be her bedroom.
King Henry VIII's Bedchamber: It is believed that King Henry VIII stayed at Hever many times and this room is where he would've stayed.
The Life and Times of Anne Boleyn Exhibition: A new permanent exhibition at the Castle, this display in the Long Gallery brings 16th century Hever Castle to life.
Hever Gardens: Discover award-winning gardens set in 125 acres of grounds where amongst other things you will find the Italian Garden, the giant topiary chess set and a quintessential English Rose Garden.
Hever Lake: This 38-acre lake provides the perfect spot to reflect and relax away from the Castle and Gardens.
For more information and prices for your trip to Hever Castle visit www.hevercastle.co.uk