What’s on in July 2022 at Hever Castle

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July Events

Summer, summer, summertime! At Hever you can unwind – or explore to your heart’s content! Find out what’s on in July at Hever Castle.

With the promise of a warm summer on the horizon, get your diary out and pencil in our upcoming events for a summertime to remember.  

Hever Castle’s famous jousting contest returns this month and the battle is set to be as fierce as ever. And when you’ve got a breather to think about yourself, why not treat yourself and a loved one to a delicious Afternoon Tea.

Jousting at Hever Castle
Hever in History
Spellbound Summer
Afternoon Tea
Annual Membership
Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing

summer of Jousting

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Hever Castle Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling show as the brave knights compete for points to find this season’s champion. Witness spectacular displays of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

Jousting is taking place on the following dates:

July: 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 30 & 31
August: 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 26 – 29

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Pre-book your tickets online to save 10%. 

Jousting is free to all Annual Members.

spellbound summer & SHIELD QUEST

Throughout the summer holidays (22 July – 31 August) take part in a series of free hands-on activities and enter the magic of Hever during medieval times.

Join our resident sorcerers and learn the tricks of the trade. Find out how to cast spells and how to execute the perfect wand waving technique. Pick up your broomstick and defend the castle from the dragon. Come dressed as fairy-tale characters, your favourite witch or wizard or perhaps as a brave knight. The list goes on!

After Spellbound Summer, see if you can help the Knights of Royal England find their lost shields. You’ll need to walk all around the gardens to track them down. Once you’ve found the shields, head into the Castle* and see if you can spot numerous eggs that have been laid by the dragon.

Buy tickets

Pre-book your tickets online to save 10%. 

Spellbound Summer & Shield Quest is free to all Annual Members.

(*Castle ticket required)

Afternoon tea

afternoon tea

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea served in the Anne Boleyn Wing, a room flooded with natural daylight with views through leaded windows across the orchard to the Castle.

This experience includes access to the Castle & Gardens (depending upon the ticket type chosen).

Sittings are at 30 min intervals between 13:00 and 15:30 and last for 1.5 hours.

Afternoon Teas must be pre-booked and are subject to availability. 

Dates Available:

• Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 July
• Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August
• Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 September
• Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October

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hever in history: 27 – 29 August

Step back in time at Hever Castle during the August bank holiday weekend. Immerse yourself in different periods of history with encampments and re-enactments from the Middle Ages to as recent as 20th Century. Get up close to weaponry and suits of armour and try them on for size.

Plus, the Knights of Royal England will be returning to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament – see more.

book tickets 

Pre-book your tickets online to save 10%. 

Hever in History is free to all Annual Members.

annual membership

Annual Membership provides free daytime entry throughout the year. Over the summer we have plenty going on to keep everyone entertained including jousting, falconry displays, mazes and playgrounds.

But if that isn’t enough, here are a few more reasons be a member.


  • Visit just four times to start saving



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  • Priority booking for selected events including Christmas events

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Photo credit: Helen England

CELEBRATE this autumn

Hever Castle has played host to many important events and celebrations for over 700 years. 

Today the Astor Wing together with the Guthrie Pavilion in the Italian Garden and areas of the Castle itself are available for weddings, corporate events and private events. Each venue has its own unique character and offers peace, privacy and seclusion in one of the most historic and beautiful settings in England.

If you are looking to get married this October, we still have availability for an Astor Wing wedding on the following dates:

Friday 14 October
Saturday 15 October
Sunday 16 October
Friday 21 October
Friday 28 October
Saturday 29 October

+ midweek availability.

Please call 01732 861800, email events@hevercastle.co.uk to discuss an event or weddings@hevercastle.co.uk to enquire about weddings.


Twilight golf

early twilight offer

We have brought forward the popular Twilight Offer to 2pm allowing you to enjoy the delights of our Championship Course, during the peaceful early afternoon period, for just £35 a full £20 cheaper than our usual rate.

Only have time for 9? No problem, you can now book to play the front 9 of our Championship Course (Kings) for just £25.

Available from 2pm Monday to Thursday.

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