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Notice: Week beginning Mon 19 January 2015, last entry to the castle will be at 3.50pm with the castle closing at 4.20pm.

Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour

Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. 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 and gruesome and surprising tales can often be heard from our miller's wife, forester and other colourful characters from the past. Plus we have lots of seasonal events throughout the year.

Please note: Entry to the grounds is included in our admission prices. Tickets must be purchased to enter the castle and/or the grounds. See our current admission prices here

New Year walks

Roast and roam Sundays are a great way to kick start your New Year

Roast and roam Sundays are a great way to kick start your New Year

Roast & Roam Sundays 25 Jan, 1, 8, 15 & 22 Feb 2015

11.00am start

Join one of our costumed guides on a brisk walk around the castle and its grounds before enjoying a hearty 2-course Sunday roast lunch in our Terrace Room beside the river.  A great way to blow away the winter cobwebs.  Suitable for adults and children over the age of 14.  Places are limited so booking is essential for this popular event.  Call 01580 831324.

£25 per person

Gift Shop sale

Pick up a bargain at the Castle Gift Shop this New Year

Our Castle Gift Shop sale is now on.

There's an excellent range of offers and seasonal reductions to choose from, so hurry along and pick up a bargain.  Our sales team have a wealth of experience and they'll be happy to advise you on any of our products.

Our shop is open daily from 10.00am to dusk and conveniently situated next door to our Wharf Tea Room so you can have that well earned cup of tea or coffee after you've finished your shopping.

Valentine's candlelit dinner

Enjoy the romance of Bodiam Castle this Valentines Day

Saturday 14 February 2015, 6.00 for 6.30pm start

Treat your Valentine to a special evening out at Bodiam.  Enjoy a glass of champagne and a talk from one of our medieval characters in the castle after hours before heading to our Terrace Room beside the river for a romantic candlelit dinner. Limited availability - call 01580 831324 to book your place.

£30 per person

Uncover the castle's deadly secrets

It's 1387 and someone wants Sir Edward Dallingridge dead.  Help his daughter, Kate, discover who before it's too late. Our new interactive audio investigation is an exciting way to explore the castle and help solve a mystery.  Suitable for families, individuals or groups of friends.  Find out more at castle cottage.

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