Groups

Prices & Packages

Hever Castle & Gardens has a long established reputation for offering excellent service to group travel organisers and the travel trade.

With discount admission for groups of 15 or more (paying) persons and a host of group benefits, extras and packages to enjoy, a visit to Hever Castle & Gardens is the perfect day out for groups.

When you visit as a group the total cost must be paid in a single amount and group rates can only be applied if you all arrive in the grounds together.


PRICES FOR 2019

(15 or more paying persons**)

 

Adult

Senior

Student

Child (5-15)

Castle & Gardens £13.40£12.60£10.50£5.15
Gardens Only£11.35£10.90£9.05N/A
Castle Multimedia Guide£16.65£15.85£13.75£12.65
Castle Private Guided Tour£20.80£20.80£15.45£7.15
Castle Private Guided Tour + Garden Tour£30.90
Head Gardener Tour*£19.05
Sensory Garden Tour*£19.05
Garden Tour*£17.00
Garden History Tour*£17.00
Hidden Hever Tour£65.00

*Add £2.05 for Castle entry
** Hidden Hever Tour is for groups of up to 15 people

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


Packages

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

• The cost for the tour is £65.00 per person.

• Groups of 4 people or less can only book 4 weeks ahead


Castle Multimedia Guides

Bring 700 years of Hever Castle history to life; be guided through the rooms of the castle with a lively insight into how life might have been in Tudor times when Henry VIII came courting Anne Boleyn at her family home. Discover more about the fine collection of portraits, painting, tapestries and artefacts and learn how William Waldorf Astor, the American millionaire, restored the Castle to how it is today.

Multimedia guides are available in English, French, German, Dutch, Russian and Chinese. A children’s multimedia guide is also available. The multimedia guide lasts approximately 45 minutes.


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 700 year 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, French, German, Dutch, Spanish or Italian.


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. 


Sensory Garden Tour

We are proud to announce that we are extending our garden tours to include a specialist sensory tour suitable for those with a visual impairment.

• The gardening team has undergone training from Kent Association for the Blind

• Private Guided Sensory Garden Tours are available to book for groups costing £19.05 per person (minimum of 6 people, maximum of 8 – carers go free).

• Tours will run from June – September when the Rose Garden is in bloom

• This tour is only available in English

• This tour lasts approximately 1 hour

• Sensory Garden Tours must be booked in advance


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: £24.00 per person (2020 price) 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


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