Bodiam Castle

Important notice -

The grounds, castle courtyard and shop are open. Wharf tea room and Castle view cafe are open with outdoor seating, serving hot food and drinks. Please book your visit in advance.

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 and Wharf tea room (takeaway only), shop, car park, castle courtyard and toilets at Bodiam are open. Due to the current restrictions we are unable to open the castle towers and rooms. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book your tickets by 3pm 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.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Bodiam Castle (3 May - 9 May)

Fri 07 May 2021
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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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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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. With limited access to the tower rooms due to covid restrictions, we've put it online 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