Hever Castle

Hever Castle

Departing Suffolk & Essex - Dating back to the 13th century, Hever Castle is double-moated and famous for being the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the intriguing second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I.

A memorable day out awaits you at this romantic castle famous for being the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. With a double moat and drawbridge, the 13th century castle has splendid panelled rooms containing fine furniture, tapestries and an important collection of Tudor portraits and paintings as well as a rare collection of medieval instruments of torture.

 

Surrounding the castle are four acres of award-winning formal gardens for you to explore. Each garden has its own style and character, from the giant topiary chess set and herb collection of the Tudor Garden to the magnificent Pompeiian Wall in the Italian Garden. The Rose Garden contains over 4,000 roses within its walls, and there's an impressive herbaceous border. The gardens boast a traditionally designed yew maze, unique splashing water maze, and a 38 acre lake.

 

The  restaurants offer a wide selection of hot and cold food and refreshments, you will also find a wide range souvenirs in the gift and garden shops, many of which reflect the castle's colourful history.

 

Approximate Timings

1130 Arrive

1700 Depart

 

Note - 30th June 2019 departs Felixstowe. 7th September 2019 departs Stowmarket

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Colchester United FC Colchester United FC, United Way CO4 5UP (off A12)
Parking £6 per day. Please contact 01206 540424.
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
East Bergholt Bus Lay By East Bergholt Bus Lay By @ Junction B1070/A12
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Felixstowe-Premier Inn Felixstowe Bus Stop opp Premier Inn, Garrison Ln
Ipswich Railway Station Ipswich Railway Station, Burrell Road, IP2 8AL
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Trimley St Martin (PH) Trimley St Martin - Opp Hand in Hand Public House,
IP11 0RL
Trimley St Martin (Reeve) Trimley St Martin, Reeve Lodge,
Trimley St Mary (Sprites) Trimley St Mary, Opp Sprites Hall Lane,
Trimley St Mary Bus Stop Trimley St Mary, Bus Stop, Nr Station Road,
Walton - Half Moon Walton, Half Moon Public House,IP11 9QL
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