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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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • Lovely walk around the castle for peace and quiet. Good for couples and families. Lively with it being the holidays but can imagine it being a lot quieter during the week. Enjoyed the views outside and inside the castle. Joining the Nation Trust was an excellent idea.
  • Plenty of grounds to explore, a free guided tour, friendly staff, and the best bit of all - you can go up the towers and get a fantastic view from the roof. There are also loads of ducks and HUGE fish in the moat which is great fun for everyone. I’d say bring some oats to throw in and it will be even better.
  • Ask a kid to draw a medieval castle. Chances are the drawing will be very much like Bodiam Castle. The castle is a little gem with great views from the towers. It also has an interesting past. Facilities are top notch, great work from the national trust.
  • Beautiful medieval castle in a very good condition. The castle is surrounded by a large moat full of huge and beautiful carp fish. The area around the castle is picturesque with huge oak trees surrounding the castle. Great spot for a day out, been here three times already and keep on coming back.
  • very nice and beautiful place. staff welcoming and kind, my kids enjoyed it. this is a great place for a family trip or visit and this castle has a lot of history to it. Cafe very nice i recommend this place

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