The Bodiam unicorn trail

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Discover the medieval myths and mysteries surrounding unicorns on this family-friendly trail. Spot Bodiam Castle’s very own 600-year-old stone unicorn on your adventure and find out what it meant to the knight who put it there. Pick up a trail sheet from visitor reception and follow the hoofprints around the castle grounds at your own pace. £2 per trail. Includes a small medieval themed prize.

12–20 February 10am–3:30pm

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £2.00
View admission charges
Bodiam Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
Family, one adult £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.25

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
  • 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...

Free entry for National Trust members. Discounted entry on days when the castle is closed.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for families with primary school aged children
Meeting point
Visitor reception
What to bring and wear
Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, and wellies or sturdy shoes.
Accessibility
This trail will sometimes be away from the graveled paths. It includes walking over steep grassy hills and uneven ground (not suitable for wheelchairs).
Other
£2 with a small reward

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Signs of winter spotter sheet

Mon 17 Jan 2022
10:00-15:00
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
10:00-16:00
Take a risk blind date style and find your next book love.

The Bodiam unicorn trail

Sat 12 Feb 2022
10:00-15:30
Follow the hoofprints around the grounds to find out about the mythical unicorn and its links to Bodiam Castle.

Storytelling

Tue 15 Feb 2022
11:30-14:30
Be enchanted by tales of dragons, knights, and castles as part of storytelling on selected dates this half term.