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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.

Some of the best views in the county can be seen from the top of the towers and we are open all year round for you to enjoy the castle in all seasons.

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 English Heritage 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.

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Gift aid adult *£10.80 per ticket
Gift aid child *£5.40 per ticket
Gift aid family *£27.00 per ticket
Group ticket adult£9.30 per ticket
Group ticket child£4.65 per ticket
Standard adult£9.80 per ticket
Standard child£4.90 per ticket
Standard family£24.50 per ticket

*Includes a voluntary donation of at least 10% which will be put towards the restoration and upkeep of this property. If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid declaration which will allow the National Trust to claim an extra 25% from the Government on your total payment.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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  • Very Good
    671
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    153
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Recent Reviews:

  • Paul M
    Seaham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Perfect medieval castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th September 2019
    National trust run Bodiam castle is the best example of a knights medieval castle. Perfectly square, a round tower at each corner and sat surrounded by a deep most- and accessible only by a bridge... Read full review
  • Carrie A
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Beautiful small castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th September 2019
    Beautiful setting, moated castle. Took a picnic, lots of ducks and fish! Free carpark for National trust members. Read full review
  • JulieDDVM
    Downers Grove, Illinois
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wonderful Place!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th September 2019
    Beautiful place of incredible history that we thoroughly enjoyed! The castle is well maintained and the piece of property it is on is beautiful. There is a small fee to park which you can just pay... Read full review

Map & Directions

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 - £3. 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

Shop tea-room and grounds (1 Jan 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Castle - main season (16 Feb 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Castle - late 2019 (4 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Shop tea-room and grounds - late 2019 (4 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* * Property closed 24/25 Dec.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

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