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Dame Judi Dench

The Oscar-winning actress at Hever Castle

Dame Judi Dench

JP Masclet

Discover why Dame Judi Dench loves Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and the place where Henry VIII first wooed the doomed queen.

Like many of Britain’s stately homes and castles, Hever is a beautifully preserved window onto our history. A visit here is a journey into the past where times gone by come vividly alive in the stories of love, treachery, power, war, triumph and tragedy that live on in the fascinating objects you’ll discover. Judi loves to relax and unwind here surrounded by the graceful architecture and elegant gardens. But maybe you’d prefer one of Britain’s luxurious spas? Or perhaps a breath of pure sea air, or a trip to our tranquil countryside?

You’ll soon find that wherever you go in Britain you’ll see glimpses of our history – in the ancient stones, towering cathedrals and magnificent museums that dot Shakespeare’s ‘sceptred isle’. Marvel at the enigmatic Stonehenge, follow in the footsteps of bygone Kings and Queens, discover The Bard’s birthplace at Stratford, experience living history as you climb the battlements at Caernarfon Castle or hear the booming one o’clock gun at Edinburgh Castle.

Dame Judi Dench photo credit: JP Masclet

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