Kent visitors urged to follow steps of Tudors

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hollow Crown
Image caption Benedict Cumberbatch plays Richard III in The Hollow Crown, part-filmed in Kent

Tourists are being encouraged to follow the steps of Tudor and theatrical royalty with a new trail through historic film locations in Kent.

The Tudor(ish) Trail takes in 28 sites including Hever Castle, the family home of King Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded.

The trail's launch coincides with Saturday's first episode of BBC Two's Shakespeare plays The Hollow Crown.

Large sections of the series were filmed on location in the county.

Image caption Hever Castle was the family home of King Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn

Many of Benedict Cumberbatch's scenes as Richard III were filmed at Leeds Castle, in Maidstone, Dover Castle and Penshurst Place.

Other locations on the trail include Knole House in Sevenoaks, used as a location in the 2008 feature film The Other Boleyn Girl starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana.

Image caption Dame Judi Dench plays Cecily Neville, Duchess of York in The Hollow Crown

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