Bodiam Castle

Important notice -

The grounds, castle courtyard, some towers, café, tea-room, shop, and Second Hand Bookshop are open. On weekdays no need to pre-book. At busier times (weekends, bank holidays and holidays) booking is recommended. Dogs in the grounds, not castle.

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

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Please book ahead before visiting 

The grounds, castle courtyard, some of the towers, shop, second hand bookshop, Castle View café (takeaway only) and Wharf tea-room are open. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Bodiam Castle (17 May - 23 May)

Tue 18 May 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Bodiam Castle.
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Things to see and do

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

Wildflower meadow

Wildflower meadows at Bodiam Castle 

We're about to start on a long term project, working with the existing grassland areas at Bodiam Castle, to create lowland grassland and wildflower meadows. Encouraging nature and wildflowers back to the castle grounds.

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Learning

A school visit to Bodiam Castle

School visits to Bodiam Castle 

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.

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Wildlife

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History

Video

An introduction to Bodiam Castle

This video plays every 15 minutes inside Bodiam Castle to give you an introduction to the history of the castle. It is also available for you to enjoy here, before or after you visit.

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Art and collections

Our collections

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