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Bodiam Castle


Type:Castle / Fort

Bodiam, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA

Tel: +44 01580 830196

Bodiam Castle


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 shot, 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 and, beyond into the courtyard, enough of the interior ruins survive to give an impression of castle life. 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. (members are FREE). During peak periods access to the postern tower via a single spiral staircase is controlled.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.80 per ticket
car parking (NT members free)£3.00 per ticket
Child - Under 5's free£4.90 per ticket
Family£24.50 per ticket
National Trust Members FreeFree

For ticket information, see Bodiam Castle's website
NT Members - Free



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Partial, ground floor of castle only
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Touch model and Braille guides available.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Self-service counter.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Open New Year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - Average visit length 4 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 300
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

1.5 miles (2.2km) east, off B2244, 3 miles (5.6km) south of Hawkhurst. Look out for The Curlew restaurant on crossroads opposite turning to Bodiam. 3 miles (5.6km) east of A21 at southern end of Hurst Green village, midway between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings.

Parking: In main car park next to shop and tea room at bottom of site. Car park is approximately 400 yards from castle entrance. Free parking for NT members. Non-members: £3 for cars, £50 for un-booked coaches.

Public Transport Directions

By Train: Seasonal steam railway from Tenterden town to Bodiam station: 1/4 mile. Operated by Kent & East Sussex Railway ( Mainline railway stations at Robertsbridge, 5 miles; Battle, 10 miles (London Charing Cross to Hastings route)

No public transport links from mainline railway stations, only private taxis. No taxi rank at Robertsbridge - need to pre-book taxis. Taxi rank at Battle. By bus: 349 Stagecoach from Hastings train station to Hawkhurst, stops opposite main car park entrance.    Operates Monday to Saturday. A new Sunday service will operate every Sunday until further notice. 2 for 1 entry for those arriving by bus on presentation of downloadable voucher and bus ticket. Visit Stagecoach website for details.

By ferry Seasonal passenger ferry (April to September) from Newenden Bridge, Newenden village on A28 - operated by Bodiam Boating Station ( Booking advisable.


  • Bodiam Castle
  • Bodiam Castle


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Tea room, shop grounds and ticket office (17 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:00

Winter openings - Entry by guided tour only 11:00 - 15:00 please check website for more details
Or dusk if earlier
Closed 24/25 December

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