Here at PremiumCabin.Deals we have been at Hever Castle on several occasions, located 30 minutes by car from London Gatwick, 70 minutes from London Heathrow and bout an hour from London it makes an ideal weekend or day trip.

We flew into Heathow and had arranged a driver to meet us and drive us to Hever which is located in Kent, Edenbridge.

We stayed at the attached Bed and Breakfast and had the chance to explore the castle and surrounding areas.

Hever Castle is famous as the childhood home of Queen Anne Boleyn, the Second wife of King Henry VIII and she was raised in this property with her sister Mary and brother George. The property passed through several hands and William Waldorf Astor bought the property in 1903 and renovated it bringing it back to its well deserved glory.

If you stay at the Bed and Breakfast admission is included if not it costs £17.75. We bought the audio-guide at a cost of £3.50 each as it provides additional information and commentary about the Castle.

It was our first time at the property during the Christmas period. The tour starts in the main hall where a huge Christmas tree was located and next to it was a Lounge built during the Astor renovations.

Then it was off to the main dining hall where a huge fireplace is located, a tapestry hangs on the wall and if you close your eyes you can almost imagine Henry VIII enjoying a meal or drink in this hall....

Then you head back to the hallway where at tines you can see a reenactor dressed as Anne or Henry...

The library was decorated in a lovely fashion with Christmas trees, wreaths and stockings...

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On the second floor one can see Anne Boleyn's bedroom followed by a hall where a XVI Century tapestry hangs on the wall which represents a French royal wedding, where Anne and her sister are said to have attended...

Christmas decorations were all over the second floor with different rooms following a variety of Christmas tales such as the Nutcracker...

There is a room dedicated to the Jacobite uprisings including the uprising of 1745 where Scottish supporters of Bonnie Prince Charles aimed to overthrow the English king and were tragically defeated at the Battle of Culloden after which a great deal of Scottish culture was suppressed.

We then explore the great hall where we can see a copy of the letter sent to the Pope asking for the annulment of King Henry VIII's wedding to Queen Catherine of Aragon.  

Lists with some of the guests who stayed in the rooms during the early 20th Century...

Outside of the Castle where an artificial snow machine had been installed to enhance the Christmas theme of the visit...

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