Things to see & do

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Medieval character talks

Medieval punishment ranged from lenient stocks to death by arrow or worse

Medieval punishment ranged from lenient stocks to death by arrow or worse

From the beginning of April our medieval characters will be resuming their presentations on a daily basis in the castle.  The theme for April is Law and Outlaws.  Our medieval characters know a lot about the castle and medieval life.  Talks entitled The Manor Court, The Trial of Sir Edward and Forest Law will give you an insight into the sometimes harsh laws that governed medieval England.

Listen out for the bell and head to the Great Hall to find out more about life in these times and discover whether you would have been on the side of the law or the outlaws.  

Volunteer at the castle

Join our merry band of volunteers and have some fun

If you'd like a new challenge helping us to keep this majestic castle special for everyone, for ever, then come along and join our merry band of volunteers. 

We've opportunities across the property from helping with events to welcoming visitors that will provide you with a great way to meet lots of new people and support our work here at the castle.

Call our volunteer coordinator on 01580 831327 to register your interest.

Uncover the castle's deadly secrets

Families can explore the castle in a quest to help solve our mystery

Families can explore the castle in a quest to help solve our mystery

It's 1387 and someone wants Sir Edward Dallingridge dead.  Help his daughter, Kate, discover who before it's too late.

Our new interactive investigation is an exciting way to explore the castle and help solve a mystery.  Suitable for families with children aged 7+, individuals or groups of friends.  There's no charge for this adventure, we just operate a simple deposit scheme.

Come along and find out more at Castle Cottage, opposite the castle entrance. 

Guided Walks

Join one of our guided walks at Bodiam Castle

Greater Bodiam Estate - Mon, Tues & Fri : 1.5-2hrs starting at 2.15pm

Castle grounds - Weds: 35-45 mins starting at 12.15 & 2.15pm

Put a spring in your step by joining one of our free guided walks around the castle grounds or the greater Bodiam estate.  Find out more about the grounds around the castle or venture further afield and discover the history in the area around the castle. Our knowledgeable guides will take the walk at a pace to suit the group.  Wear suitable footwear and bring some water.  No need to book just wait by the sign at Castle Cottage.

 

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