Thursday, 12 June 2008
Visited Hever Castle, the home of Anne Boleyn. Quite interesting. A traditional castle keep, wall and moat (circa 1300) filled in with a large Tudor house (circa 1500).
It was acquired in the early 1900 by William Waldorf Astor who put a lot of time and money into restoring it and building gardens and lakes around it. It houses a lot of his Italian sculture collection.
Read Wikipedia entry about the castle here.
See 360deg view of castle forecourt here
Wanting to be able to have guests around but not wanting to alter the lines of the castle with extensions, Astor built a replica Tudor village behind the castle as guest quarters.
Amazing what you can do with money.
Posted by Lee at 05:23