Bodiam Castle

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

Sunset at Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, in the snow

Bodiam Castle in the new year

From 4 January - 13 February, the castle opens on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday only, 10am-3pm with last entry at 2.30pm. Bodiam Castle grounds, Wharf Tea-room, shops, car park and toilets are open every day, 10am-4pm. You don’t need to book your visit in advance.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Signs of winter spotter sheet

Thu 20 Jan 2022
Look out for wildlife as you explore the landscape around Bodiam Castle with this illustrated guide.

‘Make a date with a book’ mystery book lucky dip

Fri 11 Feb 2022
Take a risk blind date style and find your next book love.

The Bodiam unicorn trail

Sat 12 Feb 2022
Follow the hoofprints around the grounds to find out about the mythical unicorn and its links to Bodiam Castle.


Tue 15 Feb 2022
Be enchanted by tales of dragons, knights, and castles as part of storytelling on selected dates this half term.
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Things to see and do

Winter trees in the sunshine

Winter walks at Bodiam Castle

Enjoy the beauty of the castle under clear, cool skies and crisp winter days. Grab your wellies or walking boots and enjoy a gentle walk around the grounds and take in the castle walls surrounded by the moat. Keep your eyes peeled for photo opportunities and views across the Rother valley.

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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 plays every 15 minutes inside Bodiam Castle to give you an introduction to the history of the castle. It is also available 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