Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle : 7 April to 27 October 2017, 12.15 & 2.15pm

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.
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Bodiam Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.30 £9.30
Child £5.15 £4.65
Family £25.75 £23.25
Group Adult N/A £8.10
Group Child N/A £4.05
Offer tickets - K&ESR, Bodiam Boating Station
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.40 £8.50
Child £4.70 £4.25
Family £23.50 £21.25

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

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

Car Park: £3.00

Coach Park: £5.00

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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 October 2017 12:15 - 13:00 Available
14:15 - 15:00 Available
27 October 2017 12:15 - 13:00 Available
14:15 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

October half-term 'black cats' trail

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
There'll be spooky Hallowe'en fun at the castle this half-term.

Guided estate walks at Bodiam Castle : 1 May to 26 October 2017, 2.15pm

Mon 23 Oct 2017
14:15-15:45
Most people know about the castle at Bodiam, but we are now offering the opportunity to find out more about the local area around the castle including the village, its church and the former Guinness estate.

Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle : 7 April to 27 October 2017, 12.15 & 2.15pm

Wed 25 Oct 2017
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.

Ghost walk; Fri 27 & Sat 28 Oct, 7pm & 9pm

Fri 27 Oct 2017
19:00-21:00
Come and meet some of Bodiam's oldest residents who wander the castle after dark.

Crone's Corner; Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct, 11am-3pm

Sat 28 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Are you brave enough to enter Crones' Corner to experience their unique concoctions and magical tales.

Winter tours; weekdays from Mon 30 Oct to Fri 1 Dec

Mon 30 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Enjoy a guided tour of the castle this winter.