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Hever

Hever village is famous as the home of Hever Castle. The nearest town is hever estate agents letting agency image.Edenbridge about 3-miles to the west with its wide range of shops, and with train access to London from Edenbridge Town Station, while Edenbridge Station is on the line from Reading and Guildford through to Tonbridge. Journey times to London Bridge are about 40-minutes from Edenbridge Town and about 20-minutes from Edenbridge to East Croydon,

The nearest large town is Royal Tunbridge Wells about 10-miles and a 30-minute car drive to the east. The M25 can be reached in about 15-minutes and Gatwick Airport in 45-minutes.

The place-name 'Hever' is first found in a Saxon charter of 814 where it appears as 'Heanyfre' – meaning  'high edge'. You’ll find an extensive local history of Hever by following the link.  

Children’s education at Hever can be traced back to the early 1700s when Thomas Lancaster, the Rector of Hever, left a legacy of £20 to be spent on books and education for the local children. The present school was built in 1911 by William Waldorf Astor who owned Hever castle at that time, it is now Hever Primary School and caters for children aged four to eleven years of age.

Hever Castle and Gardens


Hever Castle is a romantic 13th century edifice which was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and is today set in magnificent gardens.

The oldest part of the castle dates to 1270 and consisted of the gatehouse and a walled bailey.

In the early 1500s the castle was purchased by the Bullen family, they added a Tudor building within its walls and so it became the home of its most famous inhabitant, Anne Boleyn. Later, it passed into the ownership of Henry VIII’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

In 1903, William Waldorf Astor took overt the property, restored the Castle, and turned marshland into spectacular gardens and a lake. Over a thousand men were employed in digging the garden and creating the lake over a period of four years. One of the features of the garden is the Italian Garden, which was designed to display Astor’s collection of Italian sculpture.

There are many water features in the gardens, including Half Moon Pond, the Cascade Rockery and the loggia fountain based on the Trevi fountain in Rome.

Visitors can also walk through the recreated Tudor Garden, Rhododendron Walk and along Anne Boleyn’s Walk with its collection of trees planted over 100 years ago.

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