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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.
There is an air of expectancy in the castle as our team prepares for the arrival of Father Christmas in early December. Our tea room staff are busy baking mince pies and preparing the menu for Christmas lunches which will include some exciting new dishes. Whilst in the shop, the decorations are up and Christmas gift ideas are plentiful.
Roast & roam walks
12, 19, 26 Jan & 2 Feb 2014
11am to 3pm
£25 adult, £10 child under 10
In January, we are offering the chance to kick start the New Year and blow away the cobwebs on one of our 'roast & roam' Sundays. Enjoy a guided walk around the castle followed by a hearty 2-course lunch in our Wharf tea room. A day out that is suitable for all the family. All you need to do is wrap up warmly. Call 01580 831325 to book your place.
Be a part of our team
We have a great band of volunteers who support us in many ways. If you have a few hours to spare and have an interest in medieval history, like meeting people or just want to do something different then get in touch. Call 01580 830196 for more information and to arrange a visit to see us in action.