Castle reopens on 4th July 2020

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July 04 2020 | Castle


Hever Castle & Gardens welcomed the recent updates to Government guidelines that now allow us to reopen the Castle from Saturday 4th July 2020.

Visitors will need to book a garden ticket with an arrival time online (including Annual Members), this is to limit numbers to protect yourself and each other.  You can book your date and arrival time using the button below.

During peak times, on average it takes 1 hour to queue for the Castle.

Visitors may get the chance to upgrade to a Castle ticket at the Castle Entrance. This is because we are limiting numbers in rooms and cannot guarantee Castle entry for everyone. Audio Guides will be available to all Castle visitors. However, where necessary use of Audio Guides will be limited to the Castle Courtyard to provide entertainment whilst queuing and enable more visitors to experience the Castle. We encourage visitors to bring their own headphones (standard 3.5mm jack required).

Before booking, we advise that you read the important information provided on this page, the FAQs and download a copy of the Map that includes the new one-way system that is in place. Please also watch the video before you visit. Hever Castle’s Head of Visitor Services, Faye explains the changes that have been made in the grounds. Our COVID Secure Declaration can be found here.


Safety Video

What Will be Open?

We want you to feel safe and be safe, so we have applied caution and only opened the areas that we feel are safe to do so.

Toilet facilities will be available but we urge you to go before you leave home.

Open from 1st June:

Open from 8th June:

Open from 15th June:

Open from 27th June:

Open from 4th July

Open from 11th July

More details on the current food and drink offer can be found here.

The Yew Maze, Military Museum, Minature Model Houses and Garden Exhibition all remain closed.

Please check back for the latest information.

What Safety Measures will be in Place?

When you visit, we will also have some new safety measures in place. Please respect the rules and guidelines for your own protection and the safety of others. Those that do not follow the guidelines may be approached by staff and may be asked to leave. Abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.

We promise to keep you feeling safe by:

✔ Restricting visitor numbers

✔ Providing a warm welcome at a distance

✔ Patrolling our site to monitor visitor activity

✔ Using one way systems to enable social distancing

✔ Providing additional cleaning of facilities

✔ Our staff will wear gloves and use screens at pay kiosks. Those that choose to do so will also wear masks

✔ Operating a cashless system (Archery is the exception)

What we ask of you in return to show you care:

✔ Book an arrival time online

✔ Keep two metres away from other visitors

✔ Follow the one-way system in the grounds

✔ Wash your hands for 20 seconds after using facilities

✔ Use hand sanitiser when necessary

✔ Taking your litter home with you

✔ Wear a face covering in the Hever Shop, the Moat Restaurant, Guthrie Pavilion and Castle (exemptions apply)

Our COVID Secure Declaration can be found here.


We have a new FAQs section to provide you with all information you may want to know before your visit. Watch the short video above of all our safety and hygiene promises – to help you feel reassured before visiting.

We’re looking forward to warmly welcoming to you to Grounds & Gardens again.



Our COVID Secure Declaration can be found here.

Enjoy your visit

Respect, Protect & Enjoy