Visit Hever Castle’s grisly Council Chamber containing collections of swords, armour and gruesome instruments of execution, torture and discipline.
Head back in time at Hever Castle, where the Council Chamber is home to rare collections of gruesome torture weapons and instruments. Gaze at German beheading swords dating from the 16th and 17th centuries – watch out for the early 18th century torture collar with deep spikes.
Beware of the cast-iron man trap which used to catch trespassers and poachers and the scold’s bridles, designed for outspoken women who defied authority. Not for the faint-hearted!
Explore the rest of the rooms around this classic property and discover more about its fascinating history on your visit.
Beyond the castle, luxurious B&B and stylish self-catering accommodation within the historic grounds re-create the glamour and pomp from centuries ago. Lavish, comfortable furnishings, remind you that you are staying at the childhood home of the ill-fated Queen, Anne Boleyn - you may even spot her wandering the grounds.
*Arrive at Hever Castle by train with Southeastern and get 2FOR1 entry
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