Penshurst Place & Hever Castle
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Why choose The Penshurst Place and Hever Castle 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.
Penshurst Place is the ancestral residence of the Sidney family. The Baron’s Hall is an impressive room and entrance to the rest of the house. The chestnut beams contribute to the overall picture of what this great hall would have looked like all those centuries ago. The State Dining Room, Tapestry Room, Long Gallery and the Nether Gallery display a vast collection of paintings, armoury and artefacts.