Antiques Roadshow

Published: Tuesday 25th Oct 2011

Written by: Julia Latham

For the past two Sundays, the BBC's Antiques Roadshow has been broadcast from the gorgeous grounds of Hever Castle. Hever's origins date back to 1270 and is probably most famous for being the childhood home of Henry VIII's second wife, the beautiful and tragic Anne Boleyn.

In 1903 William Waldorf Astor invested huge amounts of money in restoring the castle and enhancing the accommodation with the creation of a "Tudor Village". He also excavated the grounds to create a massive lake and the beautiful Italianate gardens as well as a maze.

It is well worth visiting and many of those who queued with their treasures in June this year were thrilled to find themselves sitting on a fortune!

Julia Latham
Julia Latham


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