Hever castle and gardens

So, this week I’m doing a bit of ‘travelling’: a week in England with 87 of our students, and 7 colleagues. We are discovering the coastal area of Bexhill-on-Sea & Hastings.
Yesterday we went to visit Hever castle, new on the programme this year. It’s the castle where Anne Bolleyn spent her childhood.

The real attraction, for me at least, was not the castle itself, but it’s gardens surrounding it. Last year we visited Leeds castle, which has an enormous park-like domain around it. Hever castle has actual gardens, with stunning corners. At the end there’s a massive lake. Interesting side note: it was dug out by hand, by 800 men who worked two full years on it. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!

-A.-

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