Hever Castle


Italian gardens, Tudor castle, American millionaires. What do they have in common? I forgot, Anne Boleyn. Does it ring a bell? Hever Castle in Edinbridge is Anne’s childhood place. A beautiful secluded place tucked away in Kent’s greeneries is claiming its fame and reputation. Characters like Anne Boleyn who spent her childhood there, Henry VIII, Anne de Cleves and Astors passed by there either for short stays or as residents.

Yesterday I spent an amazing day there visiting the interiors who looked over the still flourished gardens and kept original furniture, clothing and even Middle Age torture objects. Also, I had a long walk in the gardens. The Italian gardens terrace that overlooks the lake is the masterpiece of Astor’s creations when he decided that the sculptures he owned needed a home. The view of the shore from the lake when pedalling a boat it’s majestic.

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