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Bodiam Castle

Robertsbridge | 13 miles from Rye on A268, Bodiam TN32 5UA, England
1580 830196
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Bodiam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Surrey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Beautifully preserved in rolling countryside just made for adventure. The grounds are a playground in themselves for those with the energy, and for those of us whose childhood is long gone, plenty of excuses to slow down to admire the ducks and moorhens, and the magnificent moat. (And for those even less able, a buggy provided for transport from the... More

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Schwabisch Hall, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Our the Kids were all excited about castle and surroundings. Got a extra lecture about medieval weapons. No Problem with staff, all very friendly.

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BodiamcastleNT, Visitor Experience Assistant at Bodiam Castle, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon! More

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I think the ticket office staff need to go on a customer care course as they all seem to have an attitude problem ,this comes down to bad management as it never used to be like this if I was rude to people at my work I would get a warning it really doesn't take too much to be polite... More

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BodiamcastleNT, Visitor Experience Assistant at Bodiam Castle, responded to this review

Good afternoon, many thanks for getting in touch with your feedback about your recent visit to the castle. We're sorry to hear that you may have experienced some difficulties with a member of our ticket office staff. We would really like to discuss this with you, so that we may be able to rectify the situation and identify where the... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

As a huge fan of the National Trust since childhood I make point of visiting as many properties as I can and am generally most impressed. But not on this occasion. We`d had a delightful visit to Sissinghurst Castle in the morning, where the staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, the car park attendant spotting our NT sticker... More

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BodiamcastleNT, Visitor Experience Assistant at Bodiam Castle, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for getting in touch with your feedback about your visit to the castle. We are so sorry to hear that your experience was tainted by a member of our staff. We pride ourselves on having a wonderful and helpful team here and, so, we would very much like to discuss this further with you,... More

Kettering, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a fine example of a castle it's beautifully surrounded by water and entering the castle you wonder what awaits, the answer is not a lot it is mainly just a shell with no amenities except a 15 min DVD and a few tight spiral staircases. That said the views from the top are nice and it's an easy... More

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BodiamcastleNT, Visitor Experience Assistant at Bodiam Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know about your visit to the castle. Whilst the main draw of visiting Bodiam is the castle and the grounds, we also have many other additional activities and events that are available very regularly to all visitors. Some of these include our very knowledgeable and friendly costumed interpreters, guided talks, walks, demonstrations, seasonal events, children's fun... More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great day at bodium castle watch the history of the castle on a 15min DVD eat drink use of bow gift shop really enjoyable piece of our history

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BodiamcastleNT, Visitor Experience Assistant at Bodiam Castle, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback about your visit, we hope that you'll be back to visit again soon! More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Plan was to go from London Bridge to Robertsbridge and then taxi to Bodiam, then taxi to Great Dixter. Phoned all the cabs in Robertsbridge - some numbers no longer existed, others too busy to answer phone. So, as night before, and no taxi available, plans had to change. Decided to go to Battle, easy to get a taxi at... More

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BodiamcastleNT, Visitor Experience Assistant at Bodiam Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for getting in touch! Sounds like you had a very busy day. Thanks for the tips about using public transport to get to the castle. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us & yes, our ducks can be a little bit greedy! Hope to see you again soon. More

London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Such a beautiful castle with lovely grounds and activities for the kids. A brilliant and interesting video and some hairy spiral staircases all made for a wonderful day out. Great tea room and wonderful views. Kids had a ball!!

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BodiamcastleNT, Visitor Experience Assistant at Bodiam Castle, responded to this review

Thanks so much for telling us about your visit, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us & had the opportunity to climb some of the stairs. We hope to see you again soon! More

Greatstone, Kent.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Have frequented Bodiam for many years. A favourite place for family gatherings and picnics, followed by cakes, teas and ice creams. Well............... we unfortunately now will be looking for somewhere else to have our family rendezvous. Having to pay has totally spoilt this place, many afternoons the children have loved to run around the grounds and enjoy the fresh air.... More

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BodiamcastleNT, Visitor Experience Assistant at Bodiam Castle, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to get in touch with your feedback. The fencing has been put in place to help to mark out the areas that make up the parking and the grounds. We worked closely with our curators to source and erect a boundary that is in keeping with the landscape, whilst not detracting from the views.... More

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited Bodiam on the last day of the school holidays. This is a fantastic example of a moated medieval castle which, considering it was built in the 1380s, is incredibly intact (hardly a 'ruin' as described in another review on this site). As well as being in a beautiful setting, the castle offers a fascinating glimpse into medieval life. There... More

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BodiamcastleNT, Visitor Experience Assistant at Bodiam Castle, responded to this review

What a lovely review! Many thanks for taking the time to let us know what you thought of your visit. We're glad to hear that you had a great time with us & that you managed to catch our living history camp. We hope to see you again! More

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