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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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Courtyard tour:

Discover the story of Bodiam Castle and the people who built, lived and worked in it through the ages. Hear an introduction to the history of the castle and the knight who built it on a volunteer-led tour. 

Selected Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, April–October, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm.

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Moat tour with a costumed medieval character:

Take a tour around the moat and hear about when and why Bodiam Castle was built, its setting within the landscape, and who lived at the castle. Make your way around the moat path with a friendly guide in character and listen as they pause to show and tell you more about this magnificent medieval building.

Selected Fridays, April–October, 12.15pm and 2.15pm.

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Tours are volunteer led and dates and times may occasionally change – please check at visitor reception when you arrive.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Courtyard tour: suitable for adults. Moat tour: suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

Courtyard tour: meet in the castle courtyard. Moat tour: meet at the end of the bridge.

What to bring and wear

Wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

Accessibility

Step free route accessible for wheelchair users. Please see the access page at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiamcastle

Other

This open-air activity is weather dependent, and occasionally may need to be changed or cancelled at short notice. Occasionally at busy times the group size for each tour may need to be limited, on a first come first served basis.

Upcoming events

Event

Medieval encampment 

See 15th century re-enactment groups visit Bodiam Castle and bring medieval history to life.

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on
22 Jun to 28 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 3 other dates or times
Event

Medieval armour display 

Take a look at the medieval armour display in the castle and learn from our volunteer experts about how armour evolved during the Middle Ages.

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on
26 Jun to 28 Aug 2024
at
12:00 to 15:00
+ 9 other dates or times
Event

Storytelling in the Castle 

Be enchanted by tales of dragons, knights, and castles.

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on
30 Jun to 1 Sep 2024
at
11:30 to 14:30
+ 10 other dates or times
Event

The Harvey Buffs: WWII re-enactment group 

Be transported back in time to the Second World War with local historical group The Harvey Buffs.

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on
6 Jul to 11 Aug 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 3 other dates or times