Bodiam Castle has reopened, and you will need to book ahead before visiting. Find out more here.
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 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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Gift aid adult *||£11.40 per ticket|
|Gift aid child *||£5.70 per ticket|
|Gift aid family *||£28.50 per ticket|
|Standard adult||£10.30 per ticket|
|Standard child||£5.15 per ticket|
|Standard family||£25.75 per ticket|
National Trust members enter free with a membership card. Become a member for £6 a month (adult) or £10.50 a month (family). Under 5s are always free, and children's memberships are just £10 a year.
*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.
|Winter opening hours* (1 Jan 2020 - 14 Feb 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:30||- 15:30|
|Bank Holiday||10:30||- 15:30|
|Spring to autumn opening hours* (15 Feb 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:30||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:30||- 17:00|
* Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
*Car park opens at 9.45am; shop, tea room and grounds at 10am, and castle at 10.30am.
Closed 24/25 Dec.
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