Henry VIII

Hever Castle

Penshurst Place

Hunting HenryHunting Henry at Hever Castle & Penshurst Place

Full Day - £350.00 (up to 5 people)

Half Day - £200.00 (up to 5 people)

Tour Itinerary



Train from London Bridge to Edenbridge station, arriving 10:30am.

Hever Castle

Arrive at Hever Castle. Gardens open at 10:30am – Castle opens at 12:00 noon.
11.00 - 13.30

Hever Castle

Visit House and gardens. Last entry 15:00. Closes 16:30 or 18:00 (Christmas time).
13.30 - 14.15


Picnic lunch supplied by Potted History Tours or lunch at Hever Castle restaurant or local pub at customers’ expense.

Penshurst Place

Travel to Penshurst Place.
15.00 - 17.30

Penshurst Place

Visit house and gardens. The house is open 30th March - 1st November; Gardens and grounds open all year to walkers and cyclists until 17:00.


Train from Leigh to London (Victoria). Please note: all itineraries can be customised according to preference.

Hunting Henry

Henry VIII’s love of hunting is legendary. He spent many hours in the saddle chasing stags, deer, and wild boar through the Royal parks and forests. This tour takes in Penshurst Place, one of his hunting lodges, as well as nearby Hever Castle, where his second wife, Anne Boleyn, grew up.

Anne Boleyn

During Henry’s reign, he acquired several hunting lodges, (sometimes at a heavy cost to the owners!) and secured the protection of hunting grounds and forests all over the country. Hunting in Tudor times was a means of networking, a way of wielding influence and displaying wealth. Henry wrote of his love of hunting in his letters to Anne Boleyn, and sometimes sent her as a gift the animal he had killed that day.

The 3rd Duke of Buckingham entertained Henry lavishly at a party at Penshurst Place in 1519 that cost over a million pounds in today’s money. The Duke was supposedly overheard boasting that he was more ‘royal’ than Henry, which the King took to be proof of treason, promptly had the Duke executed, and took Penshurst Place for himself.

Tickets Pricing & Booking

Full Day Tour - £350.00 (up to 5 people)
10.30am - 17.30pm
20% deposit payable at time of booking.

Half Day Tour - £200.00 (up to 5 people)
10.30am - 14.30pm or 14.00pm - 17.30pm
20% deposit payable at time of booking.

Opening Times

Hever Castle:
Open daily from 26th March - 28th October
Grounds open at 10.30am.
Castle opens at 12.00 noon.

Penshurst Place:
Open daily from 30th March - 28th October
Garden & grounds 10.30am - 18.00pm.
House 12.00 noon - 16.00pm.

Did You Know...

Henry became King of England on 21st April 1509 after the death of his father, Henry VII. Henry VIII was 17 years old at the time, and his coronation was on 24th June 1509.

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