Autumn at Hever Castle

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autumn at hever castle


Dazzling colours throughout Hever Castle’s gardens and grounds make it a must-visit venue this autumn. As the gardens turn vibrant shades of red, pink and gold and the leaves tumble from the trees, it’s the perfect time to head to the romantic castle in Kent for an autumn walk with the family.

It’s also the season to enjoy the crunch of leaves underfoot, early morning mists and mellow fruitfulness. So pack your walking shoes and enjoy a memorable day out throughout autumn at Hever Castle.

AUTUMN COLOUR:  from October 1

The Castle is arguably at its romantic best in the autumn when the Boston Ivy adorning the front of the Castle turns a vivid shade of red. Visitors will be treated to glorious displays of autumn colour with the rich yellow, red and orange leaves of beech mingling with liquidambars, tulip trees and Japanese maples, all contributing to an explosion of colour.

This autumn, the gardening team will be helping you learn how to salvage, dry and store seeds, passing on the essential skill of seed collecting. The Garden Exhibition will house examples of the seeds collected by the gardeners from the gardens at Hever. 

There will also be free garden tours of Faith’s Garden providing information about seed collecting. These will take place on Tuesday and Wednesdays throughout October (with the exception of Half Term). 

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AUTUMN wedding showcase:  October 13

Autumn at Hever Castle is a beautiful time of year and we are very excited to be hosting our autumn Wedding Showcase. There will be a selection of mouth-watering delights available from our Award Winning caterers Leith’s. Cocktails, fizz and hot refreshments will be served throughout the event.

Be it the stately grandeur of the Castle itself, the country house atmosphere of the Astor Wing, or the stunning lakeside location of the Guthrie Pavilion, Hever Castle offers a dream-come-true location for your special day. Intimate gatherings, exuberant parties, and outdoor weddings are all catered for.

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Weddings at Hever Castle

Photo credit: Kenny Hickey

Halloween HALF TERM FUN: October 19 – 31

Prepare to be spooked this Halloween at Haunted Hever. For autumn half term we have a vast array of spook-tacular events on at the Castle for you and your little ones.

Join the spooky storytelling, take part in the Halloween craft activity, follow the scarecrow scavenger hunt around the grounds and sink your teeth into a sweet treat at the deadly delicious biscuit decorating workshop* (*small additional charge).

Don your scariest outfit to take part in the fancy dress costume (with prizes for the best dressed) and finish your spooky creation off with a freakish facepaint* (*small additional charge).

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Book now to attend Hever Castle’s spooktacular Halloween Dine & Stay taking place in the Luxury Bed & Breakfast on Thursday 31st October – Friday 1st November.

This year, we are introducing a fantastic new evening with ‘Murder at Hever Castle’, a traditional 1930’s Agatha Christie-style murder mystery. 

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Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities, and to change or cancel and events. Please note that use of partner offers may be restricted or not valid on event days.

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