Hever Castle 22nd August 2018
The Coach arrived early for a change and we were all aboard and ready to go at 9.30 just waiting for one member who didn’t arrive by 9.40 so off we set with one person short. We had chosen a day when the weather was very kind to us but the M25 as always presented a problem. The North M25 was closed and as a result we had high volume of traffic on the south route. Once we cleared the M25 the driver showed his driving skills through the country lanes.
On arrival at Hever we all got out and stretched our legs whilst Gavin did the treasures job and went to the kiosk to pay for our tickets. All tickets were issued and a short walk took us down to the coffee shop for a little light refreshment. The group then split up, some went for a walk in the ground and some went straight for the castle itself. As it was the school holiday period there were large queues for the castle. Once inside we were treated to some wonderful exhibits and beautiful rooms laid out to take us on a trip back in time to the days of Ann Boleyn.
After the castle there was the maze to explore and the beautiful gardens and lake.
The Dolls house left us breath taken with the attention to detail and again took us on a journey back in time. Some of us managed to spend quite a bit of time in the gift shop and there were even plants for sale from the gardens.
Some of us visited the Kent Sharpshooter military museum on the way back to the coach.
After a thoroughly enjoyable day we met back at the coach where Mary was showing of her bush that she had purchased, that was until Mike sat on her bush and caused a bit of a rumpus.