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Heritage Open Days 

Enjoy free entry to this 14th century moated castle and glimpse medieval splendour.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Make the most of this nationwide celebration of heritage with free entry for two days in September. If you’ve never visited before, this is the ideal time to plan a day trip to Bodiam Castle and find out why it is one of the most visited attractions in the South East.

During your visit on Thursday 12 September enjoy one-off events, specially for Heritage Open Days:

Chat to the Bodiam Castle conservation team as they clean objects from the new 2024 archaeology dig. 11am-4pm in the Conservation Suite. Join a Conservation of Bodiam Castle talk in the castle courtyard. 2pm, lasting 45 minutes.

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The basics

What to bring and wear

Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather.

Accessibility

The towers are accessible by steep staircases. Not wheelchair accessible. Other parts of the site are accessible (see access statement on our website).

Other

Standard parking fees of £4 per car apply for non-members.

Upcoming events

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Festival of Archaeology: Conservation in Action 

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to look after the collection at Bodiam Castle?

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on
22 Jul to 26 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 4 other dates or times
Event

Medieval Fair at Bodiam Castle 

The return of Bodiam Castle’s popular family friendly medieval fair! (Free with admission)

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on
22 Jul to 2 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 42 other dates or times
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The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow 

Discover characters from the book hidden around the castle and grounds. As you seek out each character, learn a little more about their real-life role at Bodiam Castle.

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on
22 Jul to 8 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 48 other dates or times
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Bodiam Castle tour 

Discover the story of Bodiam Castle and the people who built, lived and worked in it through the ages.

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on
22 Jul to 30 Oct 2024
at
11:15 to 14:15
+ 56 other dates or times