Candlelight stories at Bodiam Castle

Let our storytellers take you on a journey back to the cold, dark days of a medieval winter.

Children listening to a medieval storyteller in a candlelit room at Bodiam Castle.

Winter stories in the castle

When Sir Edward Dallingridge built Bodiam Castle, he ensured that it had many good features for the comfort of his family and visitors.  There are 33 fireplaces in the castle, mostly on the eastern side of the castle where the family would have had their apartments.

A winter pastime would be sitting around the fire and listening to stories by candlelight.

Bodiam Castle
A storyteller sitting in a one of the rooms in Bodiam Castle ready to read her stories to visitors

Enjoy the warmth of fire and candlelight

Imagine yourself back in the castle at that time on a cold winter's day.  Enjoy the glow from the fire in the grate and, as the light fades, candles placed around the room for light.

Join our medieval storytellers as they recreate those winter afternoons.  Stop by for a short while and listen as they weave their spell, lighten your spirits and inspire your imagination.

  • Weekends throughout January 2018
  • 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • Free event
  • Normal castle admission applies