Historic Encounters

Experience over 600 years of history at the romantic double-moated 14th century castle in Kent, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I.

Anne Boleyn is not the only wife of Henry VIII to have a connection with Hever Castle, Anne of Cleves also spent a significant amount of time at the historic attraction.

The Castle is also testament to the remarkable efforts of a wealthy American, William Waldorf Astor, who used his fortune to restore and extend the Castle in the early 20th century. The story of the Astor family is told on the ground floor of the Castle.

We recommend that you allow 1 hour to explore the Castle. Interactive audio guides are included with Castle entry.

Hever Castle & Gardens is the perfect setting for enjoying time alone or with family and friends.

Castle Days Out to Remember

Hever Castle Great Hall Dining Room

Castle Rooms

Head inside the Castle and discover wood panelled rooms, roaring fireplaces and a vast collection of paintings.

An Evening with Lord Astor


These easy-to-use timelines enable you to learn more about key events in Anne Boleyn’s life and Hever’s past owners.

Castle History

Spanning more than 600 years, the history of Hever Castle is rich and varied. You can learn more about the Castle’s history here.

Anne of Cleves


Uncover more about the twelve different families that have owned Hever Castle from 1383 to the present day.

Stays for History Lovers

With so much to fit in there is the option to enjoy an overnight stay or short break in Hever Castle’s luxury accommodation. You can even explore the other castles of Kent and Sussex.

Bed & Breakfast

The Bed & Breakfast incorporates 27 five star gold bedroom located in an Edwardian Wing.

Holiday cottage

Holiday Cottage

The Holiday Cottage, Medley Court, can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.