Thursday, 12 June 2008

Hever Castle

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.


  1. Money buys everything! This reminds me that I need to watch the movie "The Other Boelyn Girl"..I hope I spell that right..

  2. Hey! The world isn't flat after all and I didn't fall off the end!

    Looks like you've been having a grand old time during my absence, Lee!

    Glad all is well with you and yours.

  3. i am waiting for you to return to your home, where you always write more and update ehemm..the other blog.

  4. Southborough, Cowden, Hever - you are now in my country (and county) Lee.
    I agree with the last writer - miss the "Curate after dark"

  5. warning: heads may roll.

    watch out for moat trolls!

  6. Imagine, something still around built in the 1300's......easy to see you have not an earthquake problem there.

    a little money can do wonders.......a lot of money can change the world.


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