Walkers looking for a short, brisk stroll can find wonderful vistas throughout the Italian Garden which showcases antiquities in stone and marble, shaded grottoes and a magnificent fountain.
Where Beauty Meets History
The gardening team at Hever know how important colour is for stimulating positivity and mood and they are keen to introduce walkers to the stunning array or colour that adorns Hever throughout the seasons.
Walks To Remember
Whether you are looking for a day out to escape it all or want to stay and experience the beauty of the gardens outside of visitors hours, Hever Castle offers something special for those that want to experience time in nature.
For a 45 minute – 1 hour or 6,000 step stroll, Lake Walk offers views back towards the Loggia and Castle through architecturally stark oak trees, larch and pines that hug the waterside.
Woodland Walk is another great route. This area is particularly stunning in late April/early May when the Bluebells are resplendent or in March/April for the rare ‘double daffodils’ that are growing in the wild.
Enjoy Sunday Walk and Church Gill Walk that follow the course of a stream through peaceful woodland or Anne Boleyn’s Walk, with its impressive collection of trees planted more than 100 years ago.
If that’s not enough, there are plenty of events taking place throughout the year that celebrate the castle’s history, seasonal flowers and family time.
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 local walks to places like Chiddingstone and Edenbridge and further afield.
We welcome dogs in the grounds as long as they’re kept on a lead at all times and in all areas of the grounds including Lake Walk and Woodland Walk and even on the Rowing Boats. With the exception of assistance dogs, dogs or other animals are not allowed inside the cafés, restaurants, shops, Castle, mazes, play areas or Festival Theatre. There are water bowls provided for them at both our Moat Café and at the Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant where there is also outside seating. There is a stand where dogs can be tied and left in the Castle Courtyard if you wish to visit the castle, but this is not supervised and they are left at your own risk. We request that you do not leave dogs in your car whilst visiting on warm days. Dogs are not permitted in the Luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation.
Please clear up after your dog.
Hever Castle and Gardens is privately owned and we are not part of the National Trust or English Heritage.
The Moat Café serves a wide range of hot and cold meals. The food is seasonal and so changes often but you can expect to find a selection of fresh baguettes and sandwiches, light bites such as quiche and soup and full meals such as lasagne or fish and chips. Children’s portions are also available. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know. Find out more about our Eateries.