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Hever Castle

Discover the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

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Hever Castle

Wednesday 1st June 2022

Adult price £38 per person/Concessions £37 per person

 

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Everyone can spend time looking at the beautiful interiors and historic elements in the Castle as you discover the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The stunning grounds and award-winning gardens, with statues, fountains, chess pieces cut from golden yew, 4000 roses, a Loggia at the Lake and many more wonderful sights, is a delight to walk around in.

 

Dating back to the 13th century, Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I. It formed the unlikely backdrop to a sequence of tumultuous events that changed the course of Britain’s history, monarchy and religion.

Its panelled rooms house fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and what is regarded by some as ‘one of the best collections of Tudor portraits after the National Portrait Gallery’. The Book of Hours Room beautifully illuminates two prayer books which belonged to Anne Boleyn and bear her inscriptions and signature. 

Today, much of what you see is the result of the remarkable efforts of William Waldorf Astor, who used his fortune to restore and extend the Castle in the early 20th century. The Astor Suite is dedicated to its more recent history, showcasing pictures and memorabilia relating to the Astor family and the Edwardian period.

Hever Castle is what every child wants a castle to be: crenellated, moated and haunted. The permanent exhibition in the Long Gallery depicts the saga from the Wars of the Roses to the Reformation through its art collection.

 

Discover magnificent award-winning gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds at Hever Castle. Marvel at the Pompeiian Wall and classical statuary in the Italian Garden; admire the giant topiary chess set and inhale the fragrance of over 4,000 rose bushes in the quintessential English Rose Garden.

The Loggia, overlooking the 38-acre lake, is the perfect spot to relax before exploring the many cascades, grottoes and fountains. A stroll through the Tudor Garden, Blue Corner or Rhododendron Walk, provide colour and interest throughout the year.

Wander further afield and 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.

Day Trip

Arrival & Departure times TBC

* Note. Our timetables are unique. Bookings are taken throughout the year, approx. one month prior to travel we release the balance reminders and your final itinerary, including your pickup times. This allows us to ensure our pickup routes are kept to a minimum and our days run exactly to time. Commonly pickups start between 7.45am and 09.00am. We like to arrive at our destinations for approx. 11am. And commonly our departures from venues are between 4-5pm. Allowing us to return to our first drop off between 6-7pm.

Accessibility

  • We regret that it is not possible for visitors to use motorised wheelchairs or mobility scooters inside the Courtyard or Castle due to the historic nature of the building and its contents.

  • Wheelchairs cannot be taken up staircases inside the Castle for health and safety reasons.

  • From the drawbridge there is one step down to the Gatehouse followed by three steps down to the Courtyard. We regret that it is not possible to install a ramp for these steps for health and safety reasons. From the Courtyard there is one step up and down into the Castle’s Entrance Hall.

  • There are three floors to view in the Castle. The ground floor is arranged on one level, and is the only floor suitable for wheelchair use. There are six rooms to view before reaching thirteen spiral steps up to the middle floor. It should be noted that the spiral steps to the middle floor are the only means of reaching the upper floors.

  • The middle floor is arranged on various levels, with steps up and down into most of the rooms. There are sixteen steps up to the top floor. The top floor is also arranged on various levels. There are twenty six spiral steps down from the top floor to exit into the Courtyard.

  • All staircases in the Castle have a banister rail.

 

Timetable

Our timetables are unique. Bookings are taken throughout the year, approx. one month prior to travel we release the balance reminders and your final itinerary, including your pickup times. This allows us to ensure our pickup routes are kept to a minimum and our days run exactly to time.

Commonly pickups start between 7.45am and 09.00am. We like to arrive at our destinations for approx. 11am. And commonly our departures from venues are between 4-5pm. Allowing us to return to our first drop off between 6-7pm.

Aylesbury/Begrove/Aston Clinton is new to 2022 – if there is a trip you are interested in that does not have these new stops listed, please do register your interest, as we grow this pickup route, we will look to add additional dates/coaches to accommodate requests.

Please note, occasionally we use a feeder coach along our pickup routes to accommodate booking requests and keep our main coach pickup route to a minimum.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
HH Bridge Street Hemel Hempstead, Bridge Street.
HH Park & Ride Hemel Hempstead
Gadebridge Park & Ride
LB Morrisons Leighton Buzzard Morrisons, The Sun Bus Stop
LB Tesco North Bus stop opposite Tesco
(near the Connells building, Lombard house)
NC Durrants Lane South Northchurch Durrants Lane
Bus stop opp Side to Durrants Lane
Pitstone South Pitstone
Marsworth Rd Bus stop (Near Memorial Hall park)
Tring South Tring, Brook Street
Bus stop Next to Petrol Station
Tring, Newmill South Tring, Newmill
Bus stop Opposite side of Elizabeth Drive

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