Bodiam Castle

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

Bodiam Castle

Things to see and do

Visitors on the bridge over the moat at Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Autumn family fun at Bodiam 

Bring the family to Bodiam Castle this autumn and climb the towers to get a better view of the seasonal colours all around. Open daily, 11.00am to 4pm.

Upcoming events

Have-a-go-archery

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:00-16:00
Discover your hidden talents when you have-a-go at the medieval skill of archery.

British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

Sat 05 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
Visit the castle this autumn and discover some stunning wildlife photography in our autumn exhibition.

Creative Nature Photography Workshop: Autumn colours around Bodiam Castle

Fri 11 Oct 2019
11:00-13:30
An opportunity for beginner and intermediate photograpers to learn how to use their own cameras to capture some great autumn shots of the nature around the castle.

British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

Mon 02 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Visit the castle this autumn and discover some stunning wildlife photography in our autumn exhibition.
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Eating and shopping

A collection of Autumn gifts from the National trust shop

Autumn shopping at Bodiam Castle 

Visit our Gift Shop and discover our new Autumn range, including throws, knitwear and dog walking accessories to help you explore the great English countryside. Our seasonal food and gift ranges make for some unique gifts for Autumn celebrations.

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.

A slice of National Trust cake

Eating at Bodiam Castle 

From your first cup of coffee to a traditional National Trust cream tea, our tea room and café offer home-made food that will complete your day out.

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Learning

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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