Monday, 5 August 2013

A visit to Hever Castle, Kent, 20/07/2013

A day to remember walking around this majestic and romantic place, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, one of King Henry VIII's wives. G's Mum and Dad kindly agreed to take us here and we had an amazing time. On arrival we had lunch in the Henry VIII pub, incredible old, rustic, country pub with tasty and beautifully presented food, and then we had a long stroll around the castle, motes, gardens and the lake. We had afternoon coffee in the charming cafe where we were rushed a bit as it was closing soon due to a wedding taking place! What a lucky lucky couple to be able to afford to get married here! All in all, such a great day out with my dearest ones.

The place was teeming with people (it was Saturday) and I was fascinated by this woman who seemed to have found an inner peace in this beautiful garden despite all the bustle. This is also one of the most beautiful views of the castle I saw on the day.The woman sitting on the bench with closed eyes inspired me to create an atmosphere of quiet and tranquility.

An awesome rose garden with ornamental arches and pillars. It really felt like heaven standing in the midst of vibrant colours and gorgeous scent. I think the roses must have just been at their best or thereabouts so I was lucky to be there right at the time.

This is the first scene I saw as we walked down the path to the castle. I was totally smitten by the tall grass deliberately left to grow and become golden by the relentless summer sun. And the apple trees looked beautiful with their contrasting rich green colour.


  1. Stvarno je kao u bajci - vidim da si se fokusirala na vrt...što i nije čudno jer je predivan i tako dvorac djeluje kao da je iz slikovnice o trnoružici!

  2. Hvala ti, Davore! Da, osjeca se naglasak na vrtove i prirodu, a dvorac je malo u drugom planu. Tako je ispalo....slijedeci put, ako budem imala prilike opet doci, mozda ce biti drugacije. Ovdje bi covjek mogao dolaziti mjesec dana svaki dan za redom i savaki dan napraviti nove, drugacije fotke.

  3. OH these are beautiful images. Looks like a fab place for a visit.

  4. Thanks, Sharon! It is a very special place!