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Hever Castle

We took the train from London Bridge to Hever, a 40 minute journey. The Castle website suggests pre-ordering a taxi, otherwise it’s about a mile’s walk from the station. The weather was lovely and Gail and I fancied a stroll anyways!

We passed a few locals out for a horse ride and loads of sheep (who I may have become friends with on our walk back).

The grounds at Hever as just gorgeous and ask to be explored. Luckily the weather was holding up and we were able to take a (muddy) trek around the lake.

Hever Castle itself is surprisingly small! Both in overall size and the narrowness of it’s halls, Hever is most well known as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and location of the early days of her courtship with King Henry VIII.

No photos are allowed inside the castle but let me tell you it’s absolutely lovely!

After touring the castle and grounds Gail and I popped into the King Henry VIII pub for lunch. Ground beef and onion pastry pie with chips and veg, and a shared slice of banoffee pie for pudding.

A splendid day trip outside of London!