Bodiam Castle

Important notice -

Important notice - The grounds, takeaway café and toilets are open. The castle, shop and tearoom are closed. Please book in advance especially at weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

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

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Please book ahead before visiting 

The grounds, café for takeaway only, car park, and toilets at Bodiam are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book your car parking space in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

Upcoming events

Timed car parking at Bodiam Castle (23 Nov - 29 Nov)

Thu 26 Nov 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Bodiam Castle.
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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish? 

The cafe is open for takeaway. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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Our work

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An introduction to Bodiam Castle

This video usually plays in one of the tower rooms at Bodiam Castle to give you an introduction to the history of the castle. Whilst the castle is closed for the winter we've put it online for you to enjoy here before or after you visit.

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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