Guided moat walks at Bodiam Castle

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

These short walks of 35-45 minutes around the castle grounds will give you a bit more insight into the location of the castle and the grounds around it. Discover about the mill pond and why there is a World War II pillbox in the grounds, plus some of the hidden secrets in the grounds. This walk will mainly be on gravelled paths, but these can be uneven and wet in adverse weather. Pace and area covered on this walk will depend on group attending.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Bodiam Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.80 £9.80
Child £5.40 £4.90
Family £27.00 £24.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.65
Offer tickets - K&ESR and Bodiam Boating Station
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Offer tickets are applicable to those arriving via the Kent & East Sussex Railway and Bodiam Boating Station. Visitors will be required to show their travel tickets from these providers.

Car Park: £3.00 per car

Coaches: Pre-booked coaches only.

The basics

Suitability
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Moat walks start from the castle courtyard.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sensible, sturdy shoes or trainers and dress appropriately for the weather. Please carry water for hydration.
Accessibility
Walks are mainly on the gravelled paths around the castle grounds but could be over grassed areas. All routes can be wet and muddy in adverse weather.
Other
These walks are volunteer-led and as a result may be cancelled at short notice. Please check with visitor reception to ensure that the walk is on offer on the day of your visit.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 October 2018 12:15 - 13:00 Available
24 October 2018 12:15 - 13:00 Available
26 October 2018 12:15 - 13:00 Available
28 October 2018 12:15 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Bodiam Castle
Email
bodiamcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01580 830196

Upcoming events

Black cat October half-term trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Join our Hallowe'en hunt for black cats this October half-term.

Guided moat walks at Bodiam Castle

Sun 21 Oct 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.

Guided castle tours at Bodiam Castle

Mon 22 Oct 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 at Bodiam Castle

Sat 27 Oct 2018
10:00-15:00
Visit the Panasonic roadshow at Bodiam Castle this weekend and test out your photographic skills.

Weekday winter tours at Bodiam Castle

Mon 05 Nov 2018
11:00-11:45
Enjoy a guided tour of the castle this winter.

Precious gems winter trail

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Enjoy getting out and about and exploring the castle grounds with our December trail.