Hever Castle & Gardens
The Childhood home of Anne Boleyn
Be inspired to come and visit this thirteenth century romantic castle - once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
Set in magnificent gardens from the majestic formal Italian Garden and topiary, to the informal meanderings of the lakeside and Sunday Walk. The Water Maze on Sixteen Acre Island and the Yew Maze challenges both adults and children alike!
The warm and welcoming atmosphere of Hever Castle and Gardens will give you a day to remember.
New for 2015
On loan from the Langley Collection, is an important late medieval oak four poster bed known as the State Bed. Believed to have been the marriage bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, it is possibly the only piece of furniture to survive from the Tudor Palace of Westminster. The bed will be on display in the Long Gallery from early March until 22nd November 2015.
A rare portrait of King Henry VIII as a young man was unveiled in March 2015, adding to the Castle’s important collection of Tudor portraits. The painting is a 16th century replica of a portrait in the Royal Collection by Joos Van Cleve and pre-dates the most widely known portraits of Henry VIII by Hans Holbein which show the King as the formidably large man history knows so well.
Getting to Hever Castle
By Road: Hever Castle is situated three miles South East of Edenbridge off the B2026 between Sevenoaks and East Grinstead in the village of Hever.
Situated 30 miles from London in West Kent, exit the M25 at junctions 5 or 6 and follow the brown tourist signs.
Also well signed from the Hildenborough exit of the A21. Satellite navigation users: Post Code TN8 7NG
By Rail: 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, or call Edenbridge Cars on 01732 864009. We suggest that you book a taxi in advance.
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)
There are no regular bus services to Hever Castle.
Eurostar terminal at Ashford is 1¾ hours drive by road or Ebbsfleet International 1 hr by road.