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Hever Castle in Kent was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn


Historic Hever Castle and Gardens is famous for being the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I.

One lucky BRITAIN reader and their guest will win a luxurious overnight stay in a superior double room in either the five-star Astor Wing of Hever Castle or the newly refurbished Anne Boleyn Wing, including breakfast and guest passes to allow you to explore everything this historic gem has to offer.

The Inner Hall at Hever Castle

The original medieval castle, with its gatehouse and walled bailey, was built in 1270.  The Tudor dwelling was added within its walls by the powerful Boleyn family, who lived at Hever in the 15th and 16th centuries.

In 1903, American multi-millionaire William Waldorf Astor bought the estate and between 1904 and 1908 he created the award-winning gardens. Each area has its own style and character, from the magnificent Italian Gardens, showcasing Greek and Roman statuary, to the Tudor Garden and Walled Rose Garden.

Primrose room at Hever Castle

There are 28 luxurious bedrooms in the Edwardian Astor Wing and Anne Boleyn Wing, which are ideal for guests looking for an overnight stay or short break in one of the country’s most romantic castles. The rooms provide luxury and comfort while retaining their classic and historic influences. Overnight guests receive complimentary access to the castle and grounds on the day of arrival from noon onwards and for the full day they are due to depart – they can even enjoy access to some parts of the gardens outside opening hours.

Hever Castle has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for the second year running as a visitor attraction and for its luxury bed and breakfast accommodation. It is a member of the Historic Houses Association, which has 1,600 member properties, around 500 of which open their doors to the public.



For lots more amazing British castles, see the Sept/Oct 2015 issue of BRITAIN.

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