Just to expound on a previous post, a bit more detail about our trip to Hever Castle. When we got off the train in Hever, we found that the train station was unmanned. There was no one there to ask directions to the castle. And no public transportation. We had no choice but to pick a direction and start walking.
After about ten minutes we came upon a municipal worker who was out cutting the overhanging foliage so as not to interfere with the minimal vehicle traffic. We asked if he knew the way to the Castle, and he did not. But he did have a map and he proceeded to give us these directions:
Keep walking up the road until we get to the Garden of Eden foot path, then climb over the wooden fence and walk the path til the end. Then turn left on the road and follow it up the hill. He thought the castle was in that general area.
As you can see in the photo, we did indeed have to climb over the wooden step-fence and we followed the foot path. The scenery along the path was incredible. We followed his directions and we did find Hever Castle at the top of the hill.
After a glorious day at the castle, we followed the same route back to the train station where we boarded the train back to London. An absolutely fantastic day!