Bodiam Castle

Important notice -

The Castle -view cafe will be closed on Fri 6 December, due to essential electrical work. The Wharf tea-room will be open as usual.

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

Bodiam Castle

Things to see and do

Upcoming events

British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

Fri 06 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Visit the castle this autumn and discover some stunning wildlife photography in our autumn exhibition.

Christmas Lunches

Fri 06 Dec 2019
12:00-14:30
Treat yourself to a delicious 2- or 3-course, waitress served Christmas lunch in our festively decorated tea room.

Father Christmas at the Castle

Sat 07 Dec 2019
10:30-11:20
Enjoy a festive storytelling session and meet Father Christmas in a beautiful medieval castle setting.

Boxing Day Walk

Thu 26 Dec 2019
09:30-11:30
Early birds can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the castle and grounds on our Boxing Day walk.

Weekday winter walks and castle tours

Mon 06 Jan 2020
11:00-11:40
Enjoy a guided walk around and tour of the castle this winter.

Candlelit stories

Sat 11 Jan 2020
11:30-14:30
Enjoy the magic of stories by candlelight in the castle.
Bodiam Castle

Eating and shopping

Christmas cushions and mugs showing the 2019 Autumn Winter print design,  Knightshayes

Christmas shopping at Bodiam Castle 

With gifts for gardeners, gourmets or National Trust gift memberships to choose from, you're sure to find that perfect something for that special someone. Enjoy hassle free Christmas shopping in the Bodiam Castle shop.

A toy catapult available as part of the Castle range of goods at Bodiam Castle's gift shop

Castle range shopping at Bodiam 

Visit our Castle gift shop and discover a great range of castle-themed gifts and souvenirs for you to take home after your day out at Bodiam Castle.

Second hand hardback books on a bookshelf

Secondhand bookshop at Bodiam Castle 

Visit our secondhand book shop and discover a great range of books for you to browse through after your day out at Bodiam Castle.

Mince pies at Bodiam castle

Festive treats in the Wharf tea-room at Bodiam Castle 

Warm up in the Wharf tea-room or Castle-view cafe with a hot drink and a mince pie. There is plenty of seasonal food to enjoy throughout the day so you can enjoy a treat before you head on home.

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Groups

Bodiam Castle, E Sussex, reflected in moat

Group visits to Bodiam Castle 

Bring your group to Bodiam Castle and we'll help you plan a day out to remember.

Child dressing up in armour

School visits to Bodiam Castle 

Bring history to life with a visit to Bodiam Castle for your school or college pupils. We have a range of activities to cater for all ages and abilities.

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Weddings

A wedding car arriving at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Weddings at Bodiam Castle 

With its majestic towers and wide moat, our 14th-century castle is a perfect setting for a memorable wedding day.

Bodiam Castle

Our work

Staff and volunteers conserving a painting at Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Conservation and regeneration at Bodiam Castle 

Discover how we are conserving our collection in our specialised suite to unlock new research opportunities and move forward to champion our heritage in new ways.

Bodiam Castle

Get involved

Volunteers helping at an event at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Volunteering at Bodiam Castle 

Piers & Ollie really enjoyed their first day volunteering and couldn't wait to come back to Bodiam Castle. Our volunteers play a significant part in our work. Discover what they do and how to join in.

Bodiam Castle

Wildlife

A brown long-eared bat in flight

Bats at Bodiam Castle 

Bodiam Castle hosts one of the largest bat roosts in south-east England, which our team work hard to protect. Look out for our special bat walks in the springtime to get a closer view of the roost.

Mallard ducks in the snow at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Winter wildlife at Bodiam Castle 

Discover some of the secrets of the wildlife that inhabits the castle grounds this winter and take a closer look at our majestic oak trees that have withstood the test of time.

Bodiam Castle

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Bodiam Castle on the National Trust Collections website