Things to see & do
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Guided Walks : Tues, Weds & Fri at 2pm
Enjoy a gentle 30-45mins walk around the castle grounds or a longer 1.5-2hr walk around the wider Bodiam estate with one of our team of guides. Starting from our ticket office at 2pm you'll have plenty of opportunity to stop and admire the views of the castle from the surrounding countryside and learn about life in this rural area.
The longer walks are over well trodden footpaths but please ensure you have suitable footwear and a bottle of water for hydration. Suitable for all ages and small groups.
Joint ticket offer
Bodiam Castle & Great Dixter
Enjoy the majestic medieval castle here at Bodiam and then visit the beautiful medieval hall house and Christopher Lloyds' wonderful garden at Great Dixter in nearby Northiam with our discounted ticket.
Ask at the Ticket Office for your tickets to a great day out in this lovely area of Sussex countryside.
Photo or painting opportunity?
Visit the castle at any time of the day and you'll be rewarded with a stunning view, no matter what the weather. Bring your camera or even your paintbox and paper and capture the glorious colours in the stonework or the reflection in the moat. The walk around the moat gives lots of different perspectives and it's a great way to stay fit.
Come and visit us this summer
Our castle of wonder is a great place to be any day, any weather, but especially on a hot summer's day. Park your car, stroll up through the grounds to marvel at the reflection of the castle's walls in the sparkling waters of the moat where the fish can often be seen leaping out of the water to catch a passing insect. Enjoy the warmth of the sun in the sheltered courtyard, climb the towers, admire the views and then treat yourself to an ice cream from the shop, tea room or kiosk.
What's growing in our herb garden?
The Claremont herb garden, next to our ticket office, is blooming again.
Grab a leaflet to guide you through the wide variety of herbs that were used in medieval times for cooking, healing, and well-being. Look out for vibrant marigolds and brilliant blue borage in full flower or inhale the heady scent of the roses.