Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

HEVER CASTLE


HEVER CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

The gatehouse, walls and moat were built in 1270. At the end of the 15th century the castle was bought by the father of Anne Boleyn, later to marry King Henry V111, and a Tudor interior was added. This increased the living area and greatly improved comfort. Over the next four centuries the castle was occupied but started to decay. In 1903 it was bought and restored by W W Astor, reputed to be the richest man in America. He added a mock Tudor village behind the castle to accommodate visitors and created a large ornamental lake surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Open March - November.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Tudor interior photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
Off the B2026, 3 miles east of Edenbridge and about 6 miles north-east of East Grinstead
Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG

 



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