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Hever Castle & Gardens

Hever Castle & Gardens


tel: 01732 865224
fax: 01732 866796

Area: Kent
Show Map Location:
Overview Map (30 Km)
Detailed Map (1.5 Km)

Hever Castle & Gardens -- Kent
Visitor Information

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Hever Castle & Gardens
Last Update*  25-01-2011

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 Opening Days and Hours

NOTE for 2015: 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
Groups / Coaches need Appointment: No

House Open for Viewing: Yes
As gardens - 12noon - 5pm, last admission 4pm
View this house at

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
Lavatories: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Shop: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Teas: Yes
Light Refreshment: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:
Disabled information plus mobility and walking aids
 Garden Features & Events
Italian Garden, Rose Garden, Tudor Garden, Yew Maze, Water Maze and 35 acre lake. English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade: I
National Collection:
 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.
 Nearby Kent Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:
Merzie Meadows, Tonbridge
Inns & Pubs:
Henry VIII Inn, Hever
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Tunbridge Wells - 20 minutes
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*Information Updates
We directly contact each garden for update information every year in January.

The garden information above was last updated on 25-01-2011

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