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Visit the home of ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ this Easter

With the release of ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ starring Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana on 7th March, explore the real story of the characters by visiting Hever Castle in Kent, the childhood home of the Boleyns.

The film tells the tale of the love story between Anne Boleyn, her sister Mary and Henry VIII as the two girls battle for the King’s heart. Only one succeeds in winning the prize of becoming Queen but she pays the ultimate price.

It is believed that Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn at Hever Castle and first laid eyes on the future Queen in the Rose Garden. Mary also sought solace at the Castle after being shunned by the King.

Today, visitors can stroll through the Castle, taking in the rooms of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII amongst many other antiques and portraits, including Anne’s prayer books and the Henry VIII armorial tapestry.

From 5th March this year, Hever Castle’s Long Gallery also hosts an exhibition, ‘Losing your head over Henry’, exploring the relationship between the Boleyn and Howard families. The battle for their daughters to become Queen of England ended in cousins Catherine Howard and Anne Boleyn being remembered in history as the two of Henry’s wives to be beheaded.

Outside, there are 40-acres of gardens to explore, ranging from the spectacular Italian Gardens to the glorious Tudor Garden. There is a 34-acre lake, surrounded by mature trees, crowned by a beautiful Loggia and piazza and home to a host of wildlife. The Castle also boasts one of the few hedge mazes in Britain open to the public.

This Easter, Hever Castle is celebrating with a family Easter egg hunt from 21st – 24th March. Adults and children alike will be able to join the trail through the gardens in return for a chocolatey reward.

Open 11am – 6pm. Adults £11.50, Children £6.30, Family ticket £29.30. Tel: 01732 865224


For more information on Hever Castle and images please contact Melanie Bryant at Hamilton PR on 01892 546599 or email

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