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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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  • This was my first place to visit as a National Trust member. What a beautiful castle. Best preserved I have ever had the pleasure to walk around . It wasn’t busy. Lovely grounds to walk around. Carp i...  more »
  • As an NT member certainly worth a visit and to hear the history from very knowledgeable guides dressed in costume . If we had to pay the full entrance fee (and parking fee) I'm not so sure it's worth ...  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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