Bodiam Castle is a great place to bring the family on a summer day. Our magnificent castle has lots for the children to explore. We'll also have some special events throughout the summer holidays and there's always archery lessons on offer.
With extensive grounds around the castle there's plenty of space to set down your picnic rug, sit back and enjoy that special view. Despite its appearance the castle is mostly in ruin, so summer is a good time to visit. There are towers to explore and a battlement to cross, not to mention the chance to see our original portcullis, probably the oldest in England.
The moat has plenty of fish that congregate around the bridge when you approach. Can you count how many there are? The ducks, too, are always pleased to see you and love to be fed on seeds, lettuce or some of our nutritious duck food, which the fish like too.
Whether you’re looking to discover historic houses, roam in beautiful gardens or wander through stunning countryside, National Trust membership is your key to unlimited unforgettable days out.
Properties in Sussex: Alfriston Clergy House, Batemans, Bodiam castle, Cuckmere Valley, Devil's Dyke, Lamb House, Monk's House, Nymans Gardens, Petworth House & Park, Sheffield Park, Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill, Standen, Uppark House & Garden, Wakehurst Place.