Group Visits

Whether you are a group travel organiser or a member of the travel trade planning trips and tours in Kent, Hever Castle & Gardens has a selection of experiences and packages to suit the interests and needs of groups.

We have a dedicated member of staff who will assist you with your planning and will guide you every step of the way to ensure that your group visit is a memorable one.

Whatever type of group visit you are planning, large or small we look forward to helping you plan your perfect day out.

Group Visits

Below you will find details of the different visits you can enjoy with your group, the prices, the benefits of booking a group trip, and things to do, before during and after your visit.

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Hever Castle & Gardens
Hever, Edenbridge
Kent, TN8 7NG

Group Prices for 2024

The prices below are for 15 or more paying persons**. If your group is smaller, please contact us to discuss rates.

 AdultSeniorStudent
(16-19 years)
Child (5-15)
Castle & Gardens £15.45£14.55£12.05£6.15
Gardens Only£12.75£12.30£10.05£5.60
Castle Private Guided Tour£23.40£23.40£17.20£7.95
Castle Private Guided Tour + Garden Tour£35.15
Head Gardener Tour£26.00 inc. Garden entry / £29.15 inc. Castle & Garden entry
Garden Tour£19.15 inc. Garden entry / £21.50 inc. Castle & Garden entry
Hidden Hever Tour**1-15 people, aged 18+, 10am only £75.00pp
Daffodils at Hever Castle

Event Packages

Enjoy a group lunch or afternoon tea in the stunning grounds during the following events and benefit from some special rates.

Please note that to qualify for these group prices a minimum of 15 people are required for each group visit.

Lady Astor's bathroom -Hidden Hever Tour

Hidden Hever Tour

Hever Castle is opening some of the doors not usually open to the public as part of a new tour. Experience the Castle like never before as you make your way through various hidden rooms whilst learning about the social history. This tour is suitable for groups of up to 15 people.

  • You will get to see William Waldorf Astor’s study (with its secret panel), the boys bedrooms created by William Waldorf Astor, Lord Astor’s bathroom which is accessed via a secret panel and Lady Irene Astor’s pink bathroom.
  • You will be treated to stories and anecdotes relating to the rooms visited.
  • The tour, which is for adults only as it is more in-depth, is an hour and a half starting at 10am.
  • Groups of 4 people or less can only book 4 weeks ahead.
Hever Castle Great Hall Dining Room

Castle Tour

Take a tour of the castle with an experienced and highly knowledgeable member of the team. Learn about the castle’s rich and varied history and how it is conserved today. Discover all about those that have owned, lived and worked at the castle. Enjoy detailed facts about the splendid panelled rooms, their fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and an important collection of Tudor paintings.

Castle tours must be pre-booked and are conducted outside of normal opening hours, commencing at 10am and 10.30am. Visitors are divided into groups of no more than 25, with one tour guide per group. Tours last approximately 1 hour and can be given in English.

Garden Tours at Hever Castle

Garden Tour

Take a tour of the gardens with one of the Hever Castle gardening team. Learn about the beautiful gardens that were laid out between 1904 and 1908 by Joseph Cheal & Son and designed to display William Waldorf Astor’s magnificent collections of classical Italian statuary. Discover more about the work that goes on today to conserve, restore and improve the gardens. Your tour guide will be happy to answer any questions you have about the gardens and the flora and fauna within them.

This tour is only available in English and lasts approximately 1 hour. Garden Tours must be booked in advance and are only available on weekdays.

Penshurst Place

In the Footsteps of Tudors

Hever Castle & Gardens and Penshurst Place & Gardens.

Visit two historic estates in Kent brought together by the Tudors.

First, a house tour of Penshurst Place, find out why the Sidney family, who still own it to this day, were gifted the property in 1552 by Henry VIII’s son, Edward VI. Take time to wander the unique historic Baroque gardens before travelling just a few miles west to visit Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn to which she returned repeatedly during her long courtship with Henry VIII.

Cost: £29.00 pp includes entrance to Penshurst Place & Gardens with a House or Garden tour, followed by freeflow entrance to Hever Castle & Gardens.

For full information and to book this offer please contact:

Head of Visitor Services at Penshurst Place & Gardens on +44 (0)1892 870307, email groups@penshurstplace.com or visit www.penshurstplace.com

Christmas for Groups

This Christmas visit the Castle to see the beautifully decorated rooms, welcoming log fires, and twinkling Christmas trees. Follow the Christmas trail through the grounds, enjoy relaxed shopping in the Gift Shops and enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch in the restaurant. As dusk falls, the gardens are magically illuminated with up-lighting and colour washes.

The following dates and times are available for group lunches:

  • 23 November lunch – 12:00
  • 24 November lunch – 12:00
  • 9 December lunch – 12:00, 13:00, 13:30
  • 15 December lunch – 12:00, 12:30
  • 19 December lunch – 12:00, 12:30, 13:00
  • 20 December lunch – 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30

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