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Hever Castle, Kent

  • Destination: UK - England
  • Duration: 1 day

This castle located just 30 miles from London was the home of the Boleyn family from 1462 to 1539. Ann Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, lived much of her youth at this castle and later was passed onto his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

Today, the castle is a tourist attraction with its connection to Henry VIII and his wives and has many Tudor paintings, furniture, and belongings to the former queens. The castle is spread over three floors where much of the original house timbers can be seen within the walls. The castle also has the oldest working original portcullis in England and a yew maze which was planted in 1904. The castle was extensively refurbished by one of its previous owners, William Waldorf Astor.

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Example itinerary

Day 1

Morning: Depart from school and travel to Hever Castle in Kent.

Afternoon: Upon arrival your group will gain admission to visit Hever Castle. See Anne Boleyn’s prayer book, impressive Tudor portraits or get lost in the castle’s yew maze. See the collection of medieval instruments of torture and much more.

Evening: Depart from Hever Castle in the early evening and travel back to school. End of tour.

Sights & things of interest at Hever Castle

Tudor Portrait Collection
Hever CastleThis castle was used by many great Tudor figures such as Anne Boleyn and is now home to an impressive collection of Tudor portraits that can only be matched at the National Portrait Gallery.

Yew Maze
Hever CastleThis yew maze was planted back in 1906 by William Waldorf Astor for his entertainment. The hedges of the maze reach an astonishing eight feet in height and has almost a quarter mile of paths within. (Open March-October)

Water Maze
Hever CastleThis maze is made of a series of stones recreating a walkway above the water. Watch your step because the stones are set up to tilt and move and hidden water jets await. (Open March to October)

Anne Boleyn's Prayer Book
Hever CastleThese personal prayer books were popular in England from the 13th century and Hever Castle has Anne Boleyn’s prayer book which the inscription, “The time will come”

Armour and Instruments of Torture
Hever CastleThe castle’s gatehouse has a impressive collection of historic swords and armour. The collection also includes many instruments of torture such as scold’s bridle and many more.

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