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Bodiam Castle, Bodiam

A quadrangular castle with buildings lining the outer walls, Bodiam Castle was once a bustling household. The outer walls were meant for display as well as defense, supporting important buildings to the household's function. The inner court holds the remains of a great hall located near the pantry and kitchens, as well as the Dalygrigge family's private chambers. The outer walls are mostly intact while the inner are ruins, but enough of the original floor plan is recognizable to identify the structures. The ruins make for haunting photos and provide a walking tour through history. Make Bodiam Castle part of your personalized Bodiam itinerary using our Bodiam trip planner .
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  • August 21, 2017
    Visited here with the family and we had a lovely time. The castle looks amazing and gives an insight into how people lived in the past. The moat is full of fish which the kids enjoyed watching. The vi...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    As we are national trust members and were visiting the Hastings area, we were really pleased we got chance to spend an afternoon at this castle. The history and video are really interesting, but on a ...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We were staying in Camber Sands. We had a day out at Bodiam and we enjoyed every minute. This is the most picturesque castle I have visited. There is something about it that makes it one of a kind. My...  more »
  • We had a really lovely day. Castle is beautiful and the grounds are very well kept. We went on a Saturday in June and there was archery put on them at the kids had a go on, a falconry display plus some extra's, little bowling pins, nought and crosses that were on the grounds outside the castle. There are a only a few places inside the castle that we couldn't take the buggy so the baby carrier came in handy for those bits. Would highly recommend. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
  • Classic looking castle in a beautiful setting. Steeped in history. A must for visiting visiting​ if in the area. Worth a long travel too!!! Can arrive by steam train at nearby station.
  • my wife in a wheelchair and myself went to Bodiam Castle today, after getting the steam train from Tenterden, for the 40s themed day, and the staff arranged for us to go up in a buggy,and came back for us at the end of the tour,and drove us all the way to the train station, all the staff were so very helpful and kind. we cant thank them enough. we were very grateful to them.We had a meal in the restaurant, and all in all we had a lovely day in the sun, and all at a good price. well worth a visit.
  • we were here on the best day ever i believe. The sun was up, almost no clouds and wind. there was no good way to get here without driving, almost no buses or other transportation. but when we got here we saw a pretty good castle, the people that worked there was helpful and the food was good. well worth the trip from Norway.
  • Beautiful place to visit for all the family. Lovely staff. Free parking for National Trust members. Great for picnics.

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