12th - 16th May 2019

The Anne Boleyn Experience 2018 was so well received that we're bringing it straight back for 2019! 

Stay at Hever Castle for 4 nights during the Anne Boleyn Experience tour which focusses on the life and death of Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII and includes a visit to the site of her execution on the anniversary of her trial. 


  • Private dining in the Castle Dining Room

    Private dining in the Castle Dining Room

  • Expert Speakers

    Expert Speakers

  • Staying for 4 nights at Hever Castle

    Staying for 4 nights at Hever Castle

  • Dinner and Breakfast in the Tudor Suite

    Dinner and Breakfast in the Tudor Suite

  • Hever Castle

    Private area at Hever Castle

  • Guided Tour at Tower of London

    Bespoke Private Tours

  • Luxury Coach Travel

    Luxury Coach Travel

    Tour Highlights

    • Private After Hours Tour of Hever Castle followed by Dinner in the Castle Dining Room

    • Expert After Dinner Talks from Claire Ridgway and Owen Emmerson

    • Private use of the Tudor Suite of Hever Castle including our own private lawn next to the moat, tennis court, snooker room and outdoor pool.

    • Visiting Hever Castle, Penshurst Place and Tower of London

    • Private Guided Tour of Tower of London

    Detailed Itinerary

    • Day 1 - 12th May

      Meet at our designated meeting point near London Victoria Station at 1pm, board our private air-conditioned coach and travel to Anne Boleyn's family home, Hever Castle where we have exclusive use of the entire Astor Wing for the duration of our stay.   Check into rooms and enjoy an evening meal followed by an introductory talk from Claire Ridgway on Anne Boleyn.

    • Day 2 - 13th May

      Full day at Hever Castle. Take your time to explore the castle and grounds before a private, after-hours guided tour of the Castle and 3-course evening banquet in the Castle dining room!

    • Day 3 - 14th May

      Visit to Penshurst Place where we shall enjoy a private guided tour and free time to explore before returning to Hever Castle for a 3-course evening meal and expert talk about the history of Hever Castle from Owen Emmerson.

    • Day 4 - 15th May

      On the anniversary of the trial of Anne Boleyn, we visit the Tower of London.
      We will enjoy a morning guided tour before having free time to visit other parts of the Tower and take a walk up to the Tower Hill execution site.  We return to Hever for a 3-course evening meal you will have free time to explore Hever, pack or sit with Claire and I in the private drawing room to discuss more history!

    • Day 5 - 16th May

      Wake up for one final time in the magical Hever Castle.

      After breakfast we travel back to London Victoria on our private coach and say our goodbyes.

     

     

    Ticket Prices

    £1,900

    per person with Double Occupancy

    OR

    £2,850

    per person, single occupancy. 

     

    Expert After Dinner Speakers

    Claire Ridgway

    Claire Ridgway

    Claire Ridgway is the author of the best-selling books George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Dipomat (co-written with Clare Cherry), On This Day in Tudor History, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, The Anne Boleyn Collection and The Anne Boleyn Collection II, Sweating Sickness in a Nutshell and Tudor Places of Great Britain. Claire was also involved in the English translation and editing of Edmond Bapst's 19th century French biography of George Boleyn and Henry Howard, now available as Two Gentleman Poets at the Court of Henry VIII. Claire worked in education and freelance writing before creating The Anne Boleyn Files history website and becoming a full-time history researcher, blogger and author. The Anne Boleyn Files is known for its historical accuracy and Claire's mission to get to the truth behind Anne Boleyn's story. 

    Owen Emmerson

    Owen Emmerson

    Owen Emmerson is a social and cultural historian. His work is situated within the field of the history of emotions, analysing the experience and expression of human feeling across time and space. His doctoral research focuses on childhood corporal punishment in Britain. His past research includes the religious beliefs of the Boleyn family, Anne Boleyn in Popular Culture, the history of post-war sexuality, and the ‘V-Bomb’ campaigns during the Second World War. He works at Hever Castle as a castle supervisor, and his next project will be a collaborative study with the historian Claire Ridgway on the history of Hever Castle from 1271 to the present day.

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