Gardens of Kent: Hever Castle and Penshurst Place

Both historic estates have much loved gardens. Hever the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Penshurst Place, a manor house surrounded by a series of garden rooms

Full day duration (9 hrs)

Private driver-guided tour

Customisable itinerary

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Gardens of Kent: Hever Castle and Penshurst Place

Nestled down an old country lane is Hever Castle and Garden, a small romantic castle surrounded by spectacular award-winning Italian style gardens, once home to Queen Anne Boleyn. More substantial, and grander Penshurst is famed for its magnificent original medieval great hall and gardens rooms divided by miles of yew hedging. Enjoy exploring two historic properties with very different styled gardens - one Italianate and a traditional and historically authentic garden. 

  • Award winning gardens
  • Traditional maze
  • Original great hall

Our expertly designed full-day tour itineraries include entrance tickets and professional driver-guide with a luxury vehicle. This day tour from London is fully flexible on the day and customisable. Let us help you make the adjustments to match your pace of travel, personal interests and lunch requirements.

Two beautiful English estates

Two historic properties with magnificent gardens.

Start your day at Hever Castle, and discover the story of one of Henry VIII's most famous wives!  Anne Boleyn, the woman Henry VIII moved heaven and earth. Did she have six fingers, was she guilty of the charges of adultery, incest and treason she lost her head for in May 1536? Hever is Anne's childhood home and is full of treasures from the time of the Tudors. See Anne's illuminated prayer books, which she has made notes in and signed! In the 20th century the famous American millionaire, William Waldorf Astor renovated the entire estate and turned it into a place of entertainment.

Your driver-guide will take on the twisting country lanes of Kent, the garden of England. Partake in a traditional pub lunch before exploring Penshurst Place. Take the opportunity to taste English wine and have lunch at a local vineyard.

The magnificent Penshurst Place and Gardens, the ancestral home of the Sidney family, is a treasure trove of paintings, tapestries, armoury, and artefacts. There are 48 acres of formal gardens and parklands to explore, the miles of gardens divided into heavenly spaces by walls of ancient yews.

Overnight option; Please consider staying overnight in the region and explore in more detail. Hever Castle has a delightful bed and breakfast style accommodation for your information, and South Lodge Hotel in Sussex has a spectacular spa. Our suggested Great Gardens of the South itinerary can be customised to match your interests and pace of travel.

Hever Castle and Penshurst Place gallery

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