Winter walks at Bodiam Castle

A view of Bodiam Castle in the autumn sunshine

During the winter when the days are shorter and the winds more keen, Bodiam Castle is a peaceful place to visit and you can enjoy the castle and its grounds, in all its winter glory.


Enjoy the tranquillity of winter

Winter at the castle means few visitors and so there is the chance to enjoy the tranquillity of its setting. Visit us on a clear, crisp morning when the winter sun shows up all the greens and greys of the stone walls.  In the afternoon as the light fades, the castle can look brooding but there is still an aire of calm around the grounds.

Discover the wildlife of Bodiam as you make your way around the castle, keeping your eyes peeled for photography opportunities.  

Dogs are also welcome at Bodiam, and are allowed on short leads in the castle grounds (but not inside the castle, shop or main tea room). Dogs are welcome inside Castle-view café (situated next to the castle) where you can rest and refuel. 

Winter trees
Winter trees in the sunshine
Winter trees

If it snows then the castle is transformed into a winter wonderland and becomes a magical place with the light from the snow bringing the castle alive.  If it's really cold you might even see the moat freeze over and you can watch our ducks leaving a trace of their footprints in the snow.

The Wharf tea-room will be serving a range of festive treats throughout the season. Stop by and relax with a delicious mince pie, or warm up after a winter walk with a tasty mug of hot chocolate sprinkled with marshmallows.

Bodiam Castle's ducks in the snow
Mallard ducks in the snow at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex
Bodiam Castle's ducks in the snow