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Hever Castle’s grounds are now open!

Credit: Hever Castle

GREAT NEWS – Hever Castle has opened its grounds and gardens to the public booking in advance.

The castle is allowed to do so under new Government guideliness for private gardens reopening for folk to spend time outdoors. However, visitors to the castle gardens must book a date and time online in advance. You can find out more here. Take note of all instructions on that web page. The castle is taking certain measures to ensure people’s safety from Covid-19.

James the Sweep is responsible for sweeping chimneys at Hever Castle. It is a privilege he has effected for a number of years. The castle itself is beautiful and the grounds simply marvellous if you are looking for peaceful quiet and reflection. You’ll find all sorts of flora there!

James, though, is more sooty than green-fingered and it’s the chimneys, which fascinate him. The Tudor types are intricately fashioned utilising masterful artistry with the chimneys showcasing a variety of curves and twists in the brick. In the old days, people used to have more chimneys than they needed as a way of speaking status.

… but that’s something you can ask the staff at Hever Castle all about! James loves sweeping chimneys at this historic building. In fact, there are a number of ancient buildings from yesteryear in the county of Kent, where James sweeps chimneys. With the ease of pressure from Covid-19, James is sweeping back to work.

And you know what that means? Now is the perfect time to contact James and book a chimney flue inspection and sweep!

James the Sweep is the Master Chimney Sweep and flue technician for Royal Tunbridge Wells and nearby areas of Kent and East Sussex such as Tonbridge, Southborough, Pembury, Paddock Wood, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Orpington and Crowborough.