Timelines

See how Hever Castle developed over time from the first motte and bailey castle in the 12th century, how it fell into decline until the 20th century when William Waldorf Astor embarked on restoring the Castle.
Learn about key events in the short life of Anne Boleyn; from her birth in 1501, how she was banished to Hever Castle, through to her marriage to King Henry VIII and her untimely death in 1536.

The Castle

History

Uncover the history of the 13th century castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleves, Sir John Fastolf and William Waldorf Astor.

Owners

Uncover more about the 13 different families that have owned Hever Castle from 1270 to the present day. See the stained glass created to commemorate them.

Heraldry

Learn more about the Hever Castle coat of arms and the 4 families represented in it who helped to shape the estate we see today.

Tours & Trails

Bring 700 years of Hever Castle history to life with audio guides, private guided tours, guide books and enjoyable trails to follow with young visitors.

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