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Bodiam Castle

Robertsbridge | 13 miles from Rye on A268, Bodiam TN32 5UA, England
+44 1580 830196
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Magic Castle

This castle could easily be set in a movie or in a fairy tale. It is well preserved and one can... read more

Reviewed today
finian29
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Reading, United Kingdom
Tourist trap

If you have a lot of time to waste, its worth a visit. Beautifull romantic place but at the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jean T
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A majestic 14th Century moated castle, with ruined interior and splendid grounds. Take part in various medieval activities, all year round. Admission price covers entry to castle and grounds. Opening hours are 10:30 til 5pm or dusk if earlier. Please note that last entry to the castle is at approx. 3:20pm during winter.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Robertsbridge | 13 miles from Rye on A268, Bodiam TN32 5UA, England
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"feed the ducks"
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"ticket office"
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"sir edward"
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Reviewed today

This castle could easily be set in a movie or in a fairy tale. It is well preserved and one can climb up into the crenelated towers and ramparts. The castle is surrounded by a wide and deep moat. This is a must visit site...More

Thank finian29
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have a lot of time to waste, its worth a visit. Beautifull romantic place but at the entrance its a sign open at 10:00, but at the castle its a sign 11:00 and the tavern was 12:00. We paid 20 pounds + 5...More

Thank Jean T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed having a walk round. It was a beautiful day. Both cafes were nice although children's sandwich the bread was a bit dry not very tasty where as mine was lovely. Price not too bad. Gravel path all the way round hard work...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to Bodiam Castle before, but not actually inside. I recently joined The National Trust and thought that as it was such a nice day I would get some use out of the membership. If you are not a member, the car park...More

Thank livelifet0thefull
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Last time we came the grounds were free, as was the car park. now one has to pay for all. The grounds are hardly more than grassy banks with a gravel path, hardly "grounds". Most places have a two tier pricing, grounds only or grounds...More

Thank keith47
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Bodiam_Batemans, Manager at Bodiam Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. Over 3 years ago we made the decision to update the entry fee to cover both the castle and the grounds in order to help us secure the future of Bodiam Castle. As a charity, we needed to make this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this castle last week on my birthday , we got there by catching the Kent & East Sussex Steam railway which I would thoroughly recommend & advise , as it was an enjoyable experience and the station at Bodiam is just a short...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bodiam Castle. The approach to the castle itself through the grounds offers some wonderful views as you approach the picturesque moat and the bridge. Inside the castle itself, you find a beautifully preserved medieval castle with towers and the...More

Thank Maureen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is full of history and fun for all the family. A great day out. Lots of parking we have a membership so we didn't have to pay to enter. Lots to see and for children. A nice place to get a bit of...More

Thank neilhen10
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful day exploring this bit of history. I was surprised how "intact" this castle was considering it is considered to be "in ruins". I mean, there are obvious pieces of it missing, but you can certainly visualize how the castle must have looked...More

Thank HikerEllie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a rainy day we were a bit hesitant to visit any castles near Hastings but thanks to tripadvisor comments and pictures we though this castle is a good place to explore. Indeed it was,the pebbly path made it less tricky to walk about the...More

1  Thank Joy P
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Paul K
6 January 2018|
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we had our dog and were able to walk him in and around.
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Paul K
6 January 2018|
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Response from suzanne o | Reviewed this property |
They can roam the grounds yes but on the lead and not the castle! There's also a field nearby so dogs can have a run.
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486xman
27 October 2017|
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Response from Gill W | Reviewed this property |
Most people with children take picnics. The eating place is not very big.
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