Bodiam Castle

Important notice -

Mon 10 - Fri 21 Dec. There are roadworks on the Bodiam Road from south of Hurst Green to the B2244 Junction Road by the Curlew Restaurant. Please use diversion via A229 north of Hurst Green, Merriments Lane and back onto Junction Road (B2244).

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

Bodiam Castle

Things to see and do

Upcoming events

Precious gems winter trail

Tue 11 Dec 2018
Enjoy getting out and about and exploring the castle grounds with our December trail.

Bombay to Bodiam: Curzon's journey

Tue 11 Dec 2018
Take time out this winter to discover some of the conservation history of Bodiam Castle

Light in the darkness; Friday 14 Dec, 6.00-9.00pm

Fri 14 Dec 2018
Join us for an after hours sensory experience as we transform the castle.

Lantern light storytelling, weekends in Dec & Jan, 11.30am-3pm

Sat 15 Dec 2018
Enjoy the magic of stories by lantern light in the castle.

Festive afternoon teas; Weekends in December 2018 at 2pm

Sat 15 Dec 2018
Get into the festive spirit with the family by booking a Festive afternoon tea in our Wharf tea room this December.

Boxing Day walk; Weds 26 December 2018, 9.30-11.30am

Wed 26 Dec 2018
Enjoy an early start and see the castle before the crowds on our Boxing Day walk.
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Eating and shopping

Festive Afternoon Tea anyone?

Festive treats in the Wharf tea room at Bodiam Castle 

Visit our tea room this December and enjoy a festive treat or two.

Heart-warming decorations to inhabit your Christmas tree.

Christmas shopping at Bodiam Castle 

Visit our Castle Gift shop for some great Christmas gift ideas or glittering new decorations for your tree.

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.

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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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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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

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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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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