Bodiam Castle

Bodiam, Nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA

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Bodiam Castle reflected in moat, East Sussex ©National Trust Images Chris Lacey

About

A quintessentially English castle.

Bodiam is one of Britain’s most picturesque castles in the heart of a historic landscape. As was Sir Edward Dallingridge’s vision when he built the castle in 1385, the approach to the castle with towers rising majestically from the moat is awe inspiring. With spiral stairs, battlements, windows for loosing arrows and ruins where knights once roamed, Bodiam is a place where you can let your imagination run free.

The main tea-room and Castle View Café serve delicious lunches and a tempting selection of homemade cakes and treats. There is also a gift shop selling a range of castle-themed gifts and local produce and a second-hand bookshop to browse.

For a full event listing or more information, please see the National Trust website.
 

Things to do in Bodiam

Combine your visit to Bodiam Castle with a trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway, a cruise on the River Rother, a vineyard tour or a visit to beautiful Great Dixter. Find out more about things to do in Bodiam here.

Where to stay in Bodiam

Too much for a day trip? No problem. Bodiam has any number of cottages, shepherds' huts, oast houses and B&Bs to choose from. Find out more about where to stay in Bodiam, and some top tips for food and drink in Bodiam.

What's on in Bodiam

Themed days at Bodiam Castle, special rides on the Kent & East Sussex Railway, seasonal events at beautiful gardens, exhibitions and more. Find out what's on in Bodiam.

 

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Guide Prices

Please visit the website for tickets and booking information. National Trust members enter free with a membership card.

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Recent Reviews:

  • malc1005
    Kettering, United Kingdom
    Lovely castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 10th November 2021
    We visited this castle, and was amazed by its history, and architecture, the moat full of fish, is well worth looking at. Inside the Castle, make sure you visit the armourer, Highly Recommended. Read full review
  • Alan N
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th November 2021
    Lovely afternoon in some late autumn sunshine. Bodiam Castle is beautiful, interesting and was really brought to life for us by an illuminating chat with Max, one of the staff and an absolutely... Read full review
  • Molly E
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic for an autumn afternoon
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st November 2021
    Really easy to find and well signposted, the castle is set back from the car park in lovely well kept grounds and is a lovely walk this time of year. The castle is well restored and is a perfect mix... Read full review

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop at ticket office, castle view cafe, tearoom and shop
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide and large print welcome leaflet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Property partially accessible, wheelchairs available to hire. Electric golf buggy service available seasonally to transport visitors to and from the castle.

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Castle View café – grab and go facility open seasonally serving light refreshments and ice cream. Main tea-room serving hot and cold refreshments and ice cream
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets - Main toilets & disabled toilet and baby care facility in visitor car park. Portaloos at the top of the site.

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - On site pay and display parking. Free for NT members.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Educational and adult group tours and activities available. Pre-booking required.

Opening Times

* Please refer to the National Trust website for opening times.

Video

  • Wanderlust Chloe Sept 2020

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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