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Tee off at Hever Castle Golf Club

Many golfers would love a course in their garden, but few can afford it. One who could was William Waldorf Astor, who built a 27-hole course at Hever Castle after he acquired it in the early part of the 20th century. Nestling in the east Kent countryside Near Edenbridge, it's a mecca for enthusiasts of all abilities thanks to its variety of challenges and picturesque setting. Bookings for any of its four courses must be made a week in advance.

Take a stroll through history at Hever Castle

No visit to the golf course can be complete without sampling Hever Castle itself, which was once the home to two of Henry VIII's wives - Anne Boleyn and Anne of Cleves. The time they spent there is charted throughout the castle's rooms. Exhibits include two prayer books inscribed and signed by Anne Boleyn herself. A wealth of furniture, tapestries and art are also on view.

Getting lost is fun at Hever Castle

If the weather is kind and your round of golf is over, a trip around Hever Castle's impressive grounds is a must. The award-winning gardens are a sight to behold whatever the time of year, and boisterous children can burn off some steam at the playground. Visitors of all ages are challenged to find their way out of the Water Maze and the 100-year-old Yew Maze. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Hever Castle Golf Club? Check out Travelodge Tunbridge Wells Hotel, Travelodge Caterham Whyteleafe Hotel or Travelodge Redhill Hotel, which are all within a 40-minute drive away.