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Medieval Encampment

Sat 27 Jul - Sun 28 Jul

See 15th century re-enactment groups visit Bodiam Castle and bring medieval history to life. Walk through a medieval encampment in the castle grounds, meet characters from the 1400s and discover more about the medieval way of life, from the boardgames people played to skills like weaving and leatherwork. Enter the arena to listen to weapons talks, dress the knight, watch sword demonstrations and more.

Bodiam Castle



i-go offer applies. Up to 2 Carers Go Free, Free Admission for Accompanying Children and Free Parking
2 carers go free with every i-go cardholder and free parking. You will also get free admission for accompanying children in your group (children are aged 17 and under).

How to claim

No need to book, show i-go card on entry

About Bodiam Castle

Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. Windows where arrows were once loosed, a tower that was once a look-out and ruins that were once walked upon by knights; this is a place where you can relive your childhood memories and let your imagination run riot.

Bodiam Castle was saved from demolition by the MP John ‘Mad Jack’ Fuller, who bought the castle at auction in 1828. Fuller – an anti-abolitionist who held extreme views on the benefits of slavery – inherited huge wealth made from slavery in Jamaica, and he continued to profit from the sugar trade during his life. 

In the impressive gatehouse is the castle's original wooden portcullis, an extremely rare example of its kind and, beyond into the courtyard, enough of the interior ruins survive to give an impression of castle life.

Learn more about Bodiam Castle


There are two manual wheelchairs available for loan, one at visitor reception, the other at castle cottage.

Disabled Parking & Drop-off
  • Designated Disabled Parking

Five designated mobility parking spaces in the main car park next to the tea-room and gift shop.

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Baby Changing Facilities

Accessible toilet in the main car park next to the tea-room.

There is a hearing loop in our Ticket Office

Hearing Assistance
  • Hearing loop
Guide Dogs
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
The Unexpected
  • We have characters in costumes


Robertsbridge, TN32 5UA