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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 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.
Half term family fun
15 - 23 Feb 2014 : 10.30am to 5pm
This half term, there's fun for the family around the castle as the Bodiam servants begin preparations for the return of the family after a winter away. You never know who you'll meet. We have some new medieval characters at the castle. Perhaps you'll bump into the stonemason at work, the baker preparing bread or even a fine lady?
Join us for a trail around the castle (£2) and some craft activities (£1) to help to bring the castle back to life after the winter.
Mothers' Day lunch
Sun 30 March 2014 : 12pm - 2pm
£25 adult; £15 child (under 10 years)
Treat your mother to a special day out at Bodiam Castle with a visit to the castle and a delicious 3-course lunch, cooked by our chef Phil. Ticket includes free entry to the castle for Mum. Normal admission charges apply for other party members.
To book your table for this popular event, call 01580 831320/831324.
Easter outlaw trails
5 - 21 April 2014 11am to 4pm
We've lots of fun activities throughout the Easter holidays including archery and outlaw training. Over the Easter weekend, 18-21 April, there's even a Cadbury Easter egg trail with Cadbury chocolate Egghead prizes.
- £2 per Cadbury trail
- £1 for crafts
- £5 for a Secret Outlaw pack
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