We always enjoy a visit to beautiful Hever Castle in Edenbridge and one of my favourite times to visit is when 'Castle Canines' dog show is being hosted in the grounds. There is something completely joyous about seeing the Southern Golden Retriever Display Team strut their formation stuff to music. They always seem such happy dogs!
Naturally, we take Polly and Betty with us as they love to be involved in trips out and always enjoy a visit.
They are such good girls whenever we take them out and they love all the attention they receive from visitors, especially children. Hever Castle is a lovely 'dog friendly' place to visit, and although dogs aren't allowed inside the castle itself, well behaved dogs are very welcome to enjoy the beautiful gardens with their owners, so long as they are kept on leads.
And those gardens are breathtaking!
I especially love the Italian Gardens and the formal Rose Garden...
In fact, near to closing time, while the garden was quiet, I couldn't resist taking a few photographs of my girls posing rather regally among those gorgeous roses!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hever Castle this year and after eating way too much ice-cream, mooching around fabulous gardens, seeing the many other dogs visiting and watching the Southern Golden Retrievers display team, we headed towards the lake to spend one last hour strolling right round the water along meadow flower paved pathways. It was such a pretty, peaceful walk!
Polly and Betty enjoyed their visit to Hever Castle and even though they were on leads, so didn't have a run that afternoon, they didn't seem to mind in the least. In fact, they were both very sleepy when we arrived home on Sunday evening. Visits are exciting, but tiring too!
Hever Castle is a super place to visit and we will definitely visit with our girls again!