Interactive audio guides now included in Hever Castle entry

  • 05 Feb 2020
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Visitors coming to Hever Castle in 2020 will now have an interactive audio guide included in their Castle entry.

Bring centuries of Hever Castle history to life; be guided through the rooms of the castle with a lively insight into how life might have been in Tudor times when Henry VIII came courting Anne Boleyn at her family home. Discover more about the fine collection of portraits, painting, tapestries and artefacts and learn how William Waldorf Astor, the American millionaire, restored the Castle to how it is today.

The interactive audio guides, which include a commentary from historian Dr David Starkey on the Long Gallery exhibition, are available in English, French, German, Dutch, Russian and Chinese and last around 45 minutes.

The move has been made in response to customer feedback and is designed to enhance the visitor experience.

CEO Duncan Leslie said: “Following feedback from visitors and after working with our friends at ATS Heritage we are delighted to announce that starting this February all visitors to the castle will be able to use the multimedia guides at no extra charge. This will instantly enhance the visitor experience while avoiding the need for lots of signage that can too easily detract from the detail of the rooms and their historical contents.”   

A recent tripadvisor review from Kim W praised the Castle and said: “One tip is to buy the headset as you get so much more out of your visit. It is very informative and has a scratch screen to see what the rooms were like previous to being renovated.”

Children’s interactive audio guides are also available, in English only.

From 8th February when the historic venue opens for the Spring season audio guides will be included as part of the cost of entry into the Castle (previously they were an extra charge of £3.75 or £3.25 for groups).

The audio guides have been produced by ATS Heritage who specialise in delivering handheld mobile guides for cultural sites.


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