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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hever Castle and Gardens

With its parapets, moat, ghosts, armour and gruesome torture devices, Hever Castle is what most people imagine a castle to be.

Hever Castle and Gardens, Kent.

The original Hever Castle was built in 1270. During the 15th and 16th centuries, Hever Castle was home to the powerful Boleyn family. Hever Castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. The marriage of Henry and Anne led to the King renouncing Catholicism and creating the Church of England.

Hever Castle was later owned by another of King Henry VIII's wives, Anne of Cleves.

Hever Castle and Gardens, Kent, UK.

After a period of decline, William Waldorf Astor, a wealthy American, restored the castle. Astor built the Tudor Village, which is now called the Astor Wing as well as the lovely gardens and a lake.

Hever Castle's panelled rooms contain fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and one of the UK's finest collection of Tudor portraits.

Hever Castle and Gardens, Kent, UK.

Hever Castle
Hever Rd
Kent TN8 7NG
Tel: 01732 865224

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