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Bodiam Castle, Bodiam

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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. Put Bodiam Castle into our Bodiam itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bodiam.
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  • I went with family to Bodiam Castle after arriving there by train. The Castle has a lovely moat around it and the venue is stunning. We went into the Castle after watching big fish in the moat. There ...  read more »
  • The castle looks fabulous from the outside with a huge moat around it , the biggest moat that i have seen around any castle . The interior is mainly ruins but still fascinating to look around , There ...  read more »
  • This is a must visit in Kent. A great castle which is so pleasant to wander around. Nice presentations by the staff every hour. Some of the best food and service at their cafe. A must visit. 
  • Used to pay £1.50 for car park which included access to the grounds and then if you want to you can pay extra to enter the castle. I went there the other day to pop in for 30 mins I noticed that the car park was now double at £3.00 which I thought was okay because the access to the grounds made it worth it. To my astonishment I found that the £3.00 is for the car park only and you have to pay around £12.00 extra to see the grounds. This now makes it £15.00 each just to see the grounds. They have tried to make it sound better by including the castle entry with the price but inside the castle there really is nothing to see as it's mainly an empty shell hence that's why I never paid to enter the castle as its not worth it. So all in all I paid £3.00 to sit in my car in the car park !!!! What a shambles.
  • A great day out for the family. If you have visitors from overseas they always like going here. There is a very nice little cafe too. You have to pay to park and to get in the grounds, which includes access to the castle. There is a great pub, The Castle, just outside. Surrounded by beautiful English countryside.
  • Great Castle, surrounded by what looks like, the original moat. Staff inside were great in their costumes retelling stories, and the kids loved exploring inside the castle itself. Nice coffee shop directly opposite with great views of the castle too. Well worth a visit
  • Bodiam Castle is what I always imagined medieval castles to be like. An almost perfect square, surrounded by a moat with towers and battlements. It's in remarkably good condition for its age with the help of a simple but good guide and intro video to help bring it to life. You can climb to the top of two of the towers with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Well recommended.
  • Well worth 9 GBP entrance charge. Very impressive on both outside and inside. Moat is full with massive size carps. Castle surrounded by rural fields. Steam railway half a mile away and pub outside.
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