Would it really be me if I didn’t use some much needed time off to head to a true, medieval, Tudor castle in the great British countryside.
Yep, that’s exactly what I’ve done. Last week was the first week off since Christmas. We were in need for some real time away from everything social media, blogging and ofcourse, work.
As a real lover of Tudor history and British castles, we ventured to the stunning childhood home of Anne Boleyn – Hever Castle.
Hever Castle is stunningly beautiful.
Surrounded by gorgeous mature gardens, countless mazes and a vast lake – of which you can hire a boat and paddle around. You can, ofcourse, explore the castle and wander through the stunning Tudor rooms and bathrooms of which King Henry and Anne Boleyn stayed in!
We purchased the full ticket: giving us access to both the vast gardens and the castle itself. Upon our visit, we headed to the castle first. It’s surprisingly small to what you would imagine but its very much a tardis. With large banquet halls, walking halls and various bedrooms fit for kings and queens, there are lots of spaces and history vaults to explore and wander through.
We spent the remainder of the day wondering the walled gardens and perfectly groomed open spaces. It’s truly a beautiful and peacefull setting and some little spots to grab a coffee and slice of cake, whether it be in the venetian courtyard or overlooking the castle.
Hever Castle makes a great day out, whatever time of the year. I’m considering a return visit in Autumn as I have a feeling the gardens and the lake would look even better in the autumn colours.
Have you ever been to Hever Castle? Do you like a good British Castle? As always, leave your thoughs in the comment section below?