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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I visited the castle yesterday and as a National Trust member both admission and parking was free. I was astounded when it first came into view at the size and beauty of the castle. Although it is a r... more »
The entrance fee of around £10 is too much for what is basically a ruin. You are asked to pay this fee "before entering the gardens" - but actually there are no gardens, just some lawns and a walk aro... more »
great place for a trip with children. inside the castle, children will enjoy great time. Only the driver must be very careful. If you arrive, be sure to take some small coins. parking is just for cash.
One of my favourite National Trust places to visit. Lovely walk around the grounds for all ages. The cream tea in the cafe is lovely as well. Just a word of warning watch out for the ducks!
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