Hever Castle, Kent

Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent , TN8 7NG

A double moated Tudor castle once the home of Anne Boleyn

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  • The maze
  • Grand bedrooms
  • Amazing golf
Hever Castle Overview
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Children Welcome
  • Tennis Court
  • Maze
  • Lakeside Setting
  • Hever Castle Tours
  • Hever Castle Kids Activities
  • Boat Rides
  • Golf Course
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Archery
  • Conference Facilities
  • Civil Ceremonies
  • Walking/Jogging Trails

Resembling a scene from a romantic novel, Hever Castle in Kent is 13th century castle, once home to Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife.

The castle is steeped in a wonderful history and played a significant role in the country’s ancient past, being home to major events that changed British religion. Enveloped by 125 acres of grounds and award winning gardens, this is possibly one of the most magnificent places to stay in England.

Hever Castle has recently been awarded with a Five Star Gold for Guest Accommodation and Breakfast Award, the highest possible rating and accolade achievable.

There is so much to explore and discover at the castle, this is no ordinary hotel break, it’s a breathtaking experience. As well as being able to enjoy guided tours and visit exhibitions, you can play a round of golf or two on the course, which sits within the Hever Castle Estate itself.

The rooms at Hever Castle offer luxury, 5 star bed and breakfast in the Edwardian Wing, which replicates Tudor design to match the earlier parts of the building. Each of the 28 bedrooms are unique in style and have features such as panelled walls, chaise longue, leaded windows, four poster bed or a roll top bath. Original aspects fused with more contemporary comforts create a perfect match for a luxurious stay.

Retire to the Music room, where you can lose yourself in a book and learn more about the history of the castle. Or maybe you prefer a game of billiards or tennis.

There is also a beautiful four bedroom holiday cottage, which boasts a Five Star Gold rating by Quality in Tourism. Medley Court was built in 1903 and stands against the picturesque backdrop of the castle and gardens. Children can lose themselves in a wonderful world of excitement with the incredible puzzle mazes and adventure playground whilst the adults explore the stunning, 38 acre lake at Hever Castle. The Italian Loggia and Japanese Tea House let you get up close to the lake and relax among nature.


Facilities

As well as all the excellent facilities at Hever Castle, there is an array of activities to take part in. so whether you want to relax in your room or get out and about, there are plenty of options.

The Tudor Suite Dining Room is located in the Astor Wing and is a majestic space with wood panelling, grand fireplace and chandeliers, where guests can indulge in a wonderful breakfast. The restaurant is only available when the Castle is open to the public, not in the evening, however, there is a local pub where you can eat at other times.

Gardens

Redesigned and transformed into award winning gardens, William Astor brought a new dimension to the castle grounds with his love for Italian design. A pergola, pillared colonnades, magnificent arches and classical sculptures make up the breathtaking gardens, which surround the impressive handmade lake.

Guests staying at the castle will have access to the gardens, where they can explore the Blue Corner, Two Sisters’ Lawn and Pool and the Tudor Garden. There are numerous tours and trails that teach you about the fascinating history.

Japanese Tea House

This striking folly was reconstructed in 2013 and sits on the edge of the lake. Visitors can hire a boat and row across for a closer look, and it can also be hired for special events.

Activities

Boating at Hever Castle is great for both adults and kids. There are several types of boat that can be taken out onto the lake, including row boats, canoes and pedaloes. (Boating is also seasonal.)

Archery and shield painting are great activities for guests of all ages. For some extra excitement, you can watch magnificent jousting tournaments in the summer and take a step back in time.

There are three fabulous mazes at Hever Castle: Tower Maze, English Yew Maze and the Water Maze. The Adventure Playground stands below a leafy canopy and will keep children entertained for hours with its climbing frames, swings, slides and aerial runway.

If you’re a lover of little things, the Miniature House Collection will grab your attention with its intricate scale models.

Anyone staying in the Astor Wing will have access to the Music Room, where there is a selection of books, magazines and newspapers. There is also a billiards room and tennis court.

Golf

Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing has a 27 hole Championship Course and is just a short drive from the M25. Book the Ultimate Golfing Break when you stay at Hever Castle and you can have access to your own personal golf buggy. Anyone using the facilities can also enjoy some time in The Waterside Bar, Restaurant and Terrace, as well as a treatment in the Health & Wellbeing Centre!

Weddings

If you want a truly spectacular wedding, there are several venues at Hever Castle available for ceremonies and receptions. Whichever location you choose, it is guaranteed to be a memorable day.

Corporate Events

The Astor Wing and the Guthrie Pavilion are both available for corporate events. The Astor Wing has state of the art audio visual facilities and can seat up to 60 delegates. But for a larger event, the Guthrie Pavilion seats up to 200 and can be used for both conferences and corporate dinners. There are also many outdoor team building activities available, including golf, quad biking, archery and laser shooting.

Please note that air conditioning is only provided in the Anne Boleyn Wing bedrooms.

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May 15, 2017 by Brad Start

We stayed at Hever Castle last night and had a wonderful time. The accommodation is splendid, the staff perfect and the breakfast delicious! All of this plus the wonderful Hever Castle (and dinner at The Wheatsheaf) and it all adds up to a fabulous night.

Apr 4, 2016 by Matthew Banks

My wife & I had a one night stay here, which also gave us admission to the castle & gardens. It was wonderful, A real suite with separate bed and sitting rooms (each with own TV, wardrobe, hairdryer). Great service, excellent breakfast and all in the setting of one of England’s most interesting castles.