Hever Castle & Chartwell
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Why choose The Hever Castle & Chartwell tour
Nestled down an old country lane is Hever Castle and Garden, a small romantic castle surrounded by spectacular Italian style gardens. The castle was the childhood home of Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII. The main building and estate fell into disrepair and was eventually renovated by the famous American millionaire, William Waldorf Astor. He was able to rebuild the Tudor village, construct the gardens and completely restore the castle into a comfortable home with enchanting historic items on display. The gardens are special and feature a huge man-made lake and traditional yew hedge maze.
Chartwell gives the visitor a real insight into Britain’s great war time leader, Winston Churchill. The location and view from the house is what Churchill loved, he had a great interest in landscapes. Many of the rooms remain as much as they were when he lived there, pictures, books and an exhibit of gifts.