Hever Castle Finalist at School Travel Awards 2023

July 10 2023 | Groups

Hever Castle was named a finalist at the School Travel Awards 2023 in the Best Heritage Venue and Best Venue for History Learning categories.

The winners of the School Travel Awards 2023 were announced during a ceremony on Tuesday 6 June at the five-star Royal Lancaster Hotel, London hosted by Olympian and broadcaster Katharine Merry.

Bletchley Park won Best Heritage Venue and The Roman Baths won Best Venue for History Learning.

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn had previously won Best Heritage Venue in 2022 and 2021.

The awards are decided by teachers and educational visit co-ordinators who vote for the best companies, venues and attractions providing school trips.

School groups can opt for a self guided visit or opt for a guided tour when they come to Hever Castle.

Find out what the cure for nausea was in medieval times as well as some of the weird practices which people went through every day.

Specialist workshops or tailored tours are on offer for schools, both at primary and secondary level and work sheets and other resources can be downloaded from the Hever Castle website to assist with extra learning.

New for 2023 school groups can also learn about Birds of Prey as part of the Schools Falconry Offer.

School Travel Organiser, which organises the annual School Travel Awards, points out the following Castle highlights to look out for during a school visit to Hever Castle:
• A prayer book belonging to Anne Boleyn is on display.
• Original timbers can be seen in the early doorway of the Entrance Hall
• The portcullis is said to be one of the oldest working portcullises in the country

Organise your own school trip to Hever Castle here.