How To Get Here
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Hever Castle is located 30 miles from central London, 3 miles southeast of Edenbridge off the B2026 between Sevenoaks and East Grinstead in the village of Hever.
It can be reached via junction 10 of the M23, and is signposted from junctions 5 and 6 of the M25 and the Hildenborough exit of the A21.
Coach drivers and group organisers are advised to check the route before travel as there are a number of low bridges in the surrounding area. If you are travelling in a double-decker coach please contact us for alternative directions.
Parking is free and accessible parking is available. Please note that Hever Castle cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents whilst you are parked on site.
Please note that there is more than one car park. On arrival, you will be met by staff to guide you to the car park that is open for use. If you have accessible needs please notify them. If you are meeting friends and family, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be located in the same car park. Car parks close 15 minutes after last exit from the grounds, staff are in attendance to ensure that all cars are accounted for.
Please be aware that horse riders are in the area, please slow down and pass wide and slow. Further advice can be found here.
Trains run from London Victoria and London Bridge (via Oxted or East Croydon) to Edenbridge Town Station, and then take a taxi for three miles to the castle. Contact Country Hire and Go Taxis, telephone 07723 054863 or Relyon Taxis, telephone 01732 863800. We suggest that you book a taxi in advance for both legs of your journey.
Hever Station (next on line, unmanned and no taxis) is a one-mile rural walk to the castle. (Map of walk from station to castle). As you leave the platform you will also see another map on your left. This will guide you to Hever Castle, but you simply need to look out for red and white wooden posts.
There are no regular bus services to Hever Castle.
Plan your journey using Trainline.
Dover is 1½ hours away by road as is the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone.
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.
We do allow picnics, there are a few picnic benches located outside the Hever Shop. Otherwise, you are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy at one of the many picnic areas in the grounds. Horse Shoe Lawn provides a perfect setting with sun and shade and a picturesque castle view. Half Moon Lawn is another popular choice with views of the pond, fountain and pretty bridges across the moat. Venture further afield and you will discover Two Sisters’ Lawn adjacent to the Theatre which is surrounded by delightful flower beds and an abundance of ornamental trees. Or follow signs for Lake Walk and choose a secluded spot.
Hever Castle and Gardens is privately owned and we are not part of the National Trust or English Heritage.