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Bodiam Castle

Plan to see this in association with Kent and East Sussex Light Railway and Bodiam Boating station, it makes for a really enjoyable day out.

Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior – a glimpse of medieval splendour

Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain’s most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. Windows where arrows were once fired, a tower that was once a look-out and ruins that were once walked upon by knights; this is a place where you can relive your childhood memories and let your imagination run riot.

In the impressive gatehouse is the castle’s original wooden portcullis, an extremely rare example of its kind. Enough of the interior ruins survive to give an impression of castle life and gruesome and surprising tales can often be heard from our miller’s wife, forester and other colourful characters from the past. Plus we have lots of seasonal events throughout the year.


Please note: Entry to the grounds is included in our admission prices. Tickets must be purchased to enter the castle and/or the grounds. See our current admission prices here



Bodiam, near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA
Telephone: 01580 830196

If you want a special place to stay that’s about 15 minutes from here then is 5 star rated, has plenty of secure off road parking and is only around 700 yards from Rye High street.