Bodiam Castle

Postern view of Bodiam Castle in East Sussex with the May blossom in flower

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

Upcoming events

Female suffrage: the other side exhibition; Sat 10 March to Mon 3 Sept; 11am-5pm

Thu 21 Jun 2018
11:00-17:00
As part of the National Trust's 'Women and Power' programme in 2018, we take a look at Lord Curzon's anti-suffrage stance.

Guided castle tours at Bodiam Castle : 28 May to 25 October 2018, 11.15am, 12.15, 2.15 & 3.15pm

Thu 21 Jun 2018
11:15-12:00
Discover more about the castle with one of our volunteer guides on these short but informative tours around the castle, where you will discover some of the secrets of Bodiam's past.

Panasonic roadshow - Sat 23 & Sun 24 June, 11am to 4pm

Sat 23 Jun 2018
11:00-16:00
Visit the Panasonic roadshow at Bodiam Castle this weekend and test out your photographic skills.

Have-a-go archery and falconry, weekends & school holidays from 30 March to 3 Sept

Sat 23 Jun 2018
11:00-16:00
Discover your hidden talents and try your hand at some medieval skills.

Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle : 26 March to 28 October 2018, 12.15 & 2.15pm

Sun 24 Jun 2018
12:15-13:00
Get out and about with one of our guides on these short but informative walks around the castle grounds, where you will discover some of the secrets of Bodiam's past.

Suffragists vs Lord Curzon; Sats 12 May & 16 Jun, Suns 15 July & 2 Sept 2018

Sun 15 Jul 2018
11:30-12:15
Part of the Women and Power programme. This year sees the Trust celebrating 100 years since women won the right to vote. Come and hear the views of those for and against this decision.
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Eating and shopping

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 offers home-made food that will complete your day out.

A great range of Bodiam Castle souvenirs available at the Castle gift shop

Shopping at Bodiam Castle 

Pop into our Castle gift shop this spring and discover our great range of National Trust gifts, books and accessories. We also have some great local produce and gifts.

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.

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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.

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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

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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 

If you're bold enough to climb up the spiral stairs of our castle gatehouse then you can walk through one of the largest bat roosts in south-east England. Visit us in early summer and you may see a baby bat.

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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