Which? survey names Hever Castle top attraction in Kent

September 07 2022 | Attractions Castle

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Hever Castle has been named as the top attraction in Kent in a Which? survey.

Over 2,000 Which? members were asked to rate 63 historic attractions across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and give scores out of 5 stars for different aspects of the experience.

Fountains Abbey and Royal Yacht Britannia came in joint first place with a score of 88%.

Hever Castle scored 80% and was rated above Dover Castle and Leeds Castle, the only other attractions in Kent included in the list as well as Hampton Court Palace and William Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn scored 4/5 for entertainment and engagement, 4/5 for facilities, 3/5 for food and drink, 4/5 for lack of crowds and 3/5 for value for money.

A visit to Hever Castle is a perfect day out for the whole family with 150 acres of open space, glorious gardens, the fun Water Maze (will you get out without getting wet), historic Yew Maze and three play areas including the Tudor Towers adventure playground.

The splendid rooms of the Castle contain fine furniture, tapestries, antiques, an important collection of Tudor paintings and two prayer books inscribed and signed by Anne Boleyn herself.

In the holidays visitors can also try their hand at archery or boating on the Hever Lake.

Read the full survey