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Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour
This fairytale castle is one of Britain's most romantic and picturesque, set in the heart of 1066 country. With spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th-century Bodiam Castle is the real thing. Windows where arrows were once fired, a tower that was once a look-out and ruins that were once walked upon by knights; this is a place where you can relive your childhood memories and let your imagination run riot.
In the impressive gatehouse is the castle's original wooden portcullis, an extremely rare example of its kind. Enough of the interior ruins survive to give an impression of castle life. Gruesome and surprising tales can often be heard from our miller, baker and other colourful characters from the past. Plus we have lots of season events throughout the year.
Hawking lunch : Sat 1 June - 11am to 3pm
Have-a-go-falconry : Sat 15 & Sun 16 June - 11am to 3pm
Fathers' Day lunch : Sun 16 June - 12 noon to 3pm
The birds of prey from the Hawking Centre will be here on the above dates. Advanced booking on 01580 831325 is essential for the lunches but you can book the have-a-go sessions on the day. So why not treat yourself or your dad to a special day out?
50 things at half-term
Come along during half-term and get started on your 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ activities. Pick up your adventure scrapbook and hunt for bugs or look inside a tree. You can even roll down a really big hill, like these children. So if you are looking for a great way to spend some time outdoors this half-term, why not come along and have some fun?
Grand Medieval Weekend : Sat 10 & Sun 11 Aug : 10.30am to 5pm
Come and enjoy the spectacle of our grand medieval tournament with jousting, archery and minstrels. Booking line now open on 0844 249 1895 or buy tickets online through the link on our Grand Medieval Weekend event entry on our events page.