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Hever Castle

Hever Castle

KidRated’s Hever Castle Top Tips:

  • Pushchairs cannot enter the castle, so must be left outside
  • Bring a towel and a change of clothes so you can have a go at the water maze!
  • Bring some cash for have-a-go archery and shield painting
  • Download a fun trail from the website before your visit

Home to a young Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle was built in the 13th century as a country house and is now open for public viewing. It is located in the village of Hever, Kent. The castle will transport you back to the Tudor era with its 16th century portraits, furniture and tapestries. You can even view the signature of Anne Boleyn herself in the incredible Books of Hours. Alternatively, travel even further back in time in the 13th century gatehouse, which displays armour, instruments of execution and historic swords.


If you’ve overwhelmed by the 13th century’s severe disciplinary methods, step into the tranquil gardens for some respite. Wonder at the magnificent sculptures featured in the Italian garden, stroll down Anne Boleyn’s Walk to see century-old trees, or embark upon the beautiful hour-long walk around the lake, passing waterfalls and wartime pillboxes on your way. Your kids will love getting lost in the Yew and Water Mazes. Occasional special events make Hever Castle even more of a unique and incredible day out.


Those who enjoy Hever Castle, be sure to check out our reviews of Buckingham Palace and Dalhousie Castle too!

Booking Advice:

  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Save money by booking in advance online
  • Most events and attractions are included in the ticket price



Hever Castle
Nr Edenbridge
Kent TN8 7NG

Phone number:

+44 (0)1732 865224


Opening hours:

Times vary depending on the season – see website for details.

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