Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, Kent, near Edenbridge, 30 miles south-east of London, England. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539 it was the seat of the Boleyn, originally ‘Bullen’, family.
Anne Boleyn, the second queen consort of King Henry VIII of England, spent her early youth there, after her father, Thomas Boleyn had inherited it in 1505. He had been born there in 1477, and the castle passed to him upon the death of his father, Sir William Boleyn. It later came into the possession of King Henry’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
The castle today is a tourist attraction it has some stunning gardens which includes a water maze as well as what we would consider a ‘normal’ maze today. The building is full of historical artefacts and history and is well worth a visit if you have not been to it already.
The pub next to the car park called the Henry the 8th is beautiful also, and the food was outstanding.
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hever_Castle
The Castles Website: http://www.hevercastle.co.uk