Bodiam Castle

Important notice -

The car park, grounds, Castle cafe for takeaway and toilets are open daily the castle remains closed. The Wharf Tea Room is open at weekends. You will need to book your visit in advance and will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

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

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Please book ahead before visiting 

We’ve re-opened the car park, grounds and toilets at Bodiam Castle. You’ll need to book your tickets by 3.00pm the day before your visit. ​ Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. ​ Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.​

Upcoming events

Timed entry at Bodiam Castle (10 August - 16 August)

Wed 12 Aug 2020
13:00-13:30
Book your timed entry to visit Bodiam Castle.
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Eating

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Our work

Couple overlooking the castle

Dedicate a donation 

Support Bodiam Castle by dedicating a donation to someone special and add your special moments to our interactive map. A unique way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion. Your donation will help us care for Bodiam Castle for years to come.

Addressing the National Trust's colonial links 

Bodiam Castle, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, deals with contentious political histories. Learn more about what we are doing to be inclusive in our work and acknowledge the impact and legacies of colonialism.

Bodiam Castle

History

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.

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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