Accessibility at Hever Castle & gardens

Hever Castle & Gardens welcomed the recent updates to Government guidelines that now allow private gardens to reopen as an alternative space to spend time outdoors.

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our visitors.

Situated in the heart of the Kent countryside, Hever Castle & Gardens is a Grade 1 listed building and garden, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

At Hever Castle & Gardens we strive to ensure that all visitors have an enjoyable experience. Visitors with disabilities will be charged at the appropriate individual rate for ‘Castle & Gardens’ or ‘Gardens Only’. Their carer will be admitted free of charge.

If you are unsure that access to the Castle building is suitable for you, we recommend that you purchase a ‘Gardens Only’ ticket and have a look at the Castle gatehouse to make your own assessment. Should you decide to visit the Castle you are able to upgrade your ticket at the Castle Entrance.

For your own safety, we advise wheelchair and mobility scooters keep to the hard surfaced and shingle paths.

Please read the access statement below. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Free admission for carers

To help our disabled visitors have a memorable experience, we admit their carer free of charge on production of a benefit Award Letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (e.g. for Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or Incapacity Benefit) or a Blue Badge.

Assistance dogs allowed

Assistance dogs are admitted into all facilities including the Castle.

Designated parking

Cars and minibuses are able to park in a designated area near to the Moat Restaurant. Please ask on arrival.

Wheelchair hire

2 wheelchairs are available for a refundable deposit of £25 at the Hever Shop. It is advisable to book these prior to a visit. Please contact the Estate Office Mon – Fri (9am-5pm) by calling 01732 865224 or emailing