Bodiam Castle in East Sussex is a 14th Century moated castle that was built to defend the area against the French during the 100 years war. The castle has since survived over 700 years and its extraordinary exterior has remained in excellent condition, making it one of the most dramatic and impressive castles in England. Now owned by the National Trust, the interiors have been tastefully refurbished and the castle in general has been carefully restored. Highlights of Bodiam Castle include its spiral staircase, portcullis (heavy vertically-closing gate) and battlement positions. Located next to the River Rother in one of the most beautiful regions of England, guests love visiting the Bodiam Castle landscaped gardens as well as stopping off at the Wharf tea rooms, which serve a delicious selection of cakes and teas. Bodiam Castle is located in East Sussex, about 40 miles from Brighton and makes for a great day trip from London.
visiting Bodiam Castle:
Visiting Bodiam Castle
Bodiam castle is open daily at 10:30. Closing times vary but are usually around 17:00.
*The site is closed 24 & 25 December
- Adult: £8.20
- Child: £4.10
- Family: £20.50
- Group Adult: £7.70
- Group Child: £3.85
Visiting Bodiam Castle:
Address: Bodiam, near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA
Bodiam Castle is located 3 miles south of Hawkhurst, and in between the towns of Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. There are car parking facilities close to Bodiam Castle entrance which costs £3. The castle is situated around 70 miles south of London, and journey time is approximately 2h30m.
by public transportation:
There are regular train services that go from London or Brighton to Hastings train station. From here, the 349 Stagecoach bus service goes from Hastings train station and stops outside the main car park of Bodiam Castle.
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by private tour:
Tourist England offers private tours to Bodiam Castle. For more information see here or fill out our enquiry form below:
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