Hever Castle and Gardens

Hever Castle with Jousting Knight
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700 years of history to be discovered at this 13th century double moated romantic castle, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and housing an important collection of Tudor portraits, fine furniture, tapestries and artefacts.
The natural and formal gardens include Italian Gardens with a magnificent collection of Italian statuary, many of which are over 2000 years old, topiary, grottoes, fountains, boating lake, yew and water maze and adventure playground with Henry VIII tower maze

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Main Season
3 - 31 March: Wed - Sun
1 April - 31 October Daily
3 - 30 November Thur - Sun
1 - 24 December Wed - Sun

Gardens open 10.30
Castle 1200
3 - 31 March
Last admission 1600
Final exit 1700

1 April - 31 October
Last admission 1700
Final exit 1800
(31 October: Final exit 5pm)
3 November - 24 December
Closed 25 & 26 December
Last admission 1600
Final exit 1700

Admission charges

Minimum 15 persons
Castle and Gardens
Adult £10.50
Child (5-15)£5.90
Student (16-19)£8.80
Senior £9.50

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Summer Jousting Tournament

  • 28 — 31 August 2015 *on now

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Hever Castle Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling show as the brave knights compete for points to find this season’s champion. Witness spectacular displays of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

Join the procession from the Castle forecourt as Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the Knights of Royal England make their way to the arena. Bring a blanket or watch the joust in style from the medieval spectator stands, available for a small cost on a first-come first-served basis. Then choose which knights you support and cheer them to glory.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Jousting is included in the price of admission tickets



Hever Castle and Gardens
Hever Road
Nr Edenbridge




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01732 861710 


01732 866796

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