This website uses cookies to help us make your user experience better. To find out more, see our privacy policy.

Looking for Self Catering around Bodiam?

Jessie's Place … find out more

Bodiam

Bodiam in East Sussex

Bodiam Castle, alongside the River Rother, could have come straight out of a fairytale complete with drawbridge and moat. It was built in the 14th century by Sir Edward Dalymgriggenot as defence against invasion by the French and also as his family home. The castle remains much as he built it, being maintained by the National Trust.

At the beginning of the last century the area around Bodiam was full of hop gardens, producing hops for Guinness. It was where Londoners would look forward to come with their children in the late summer and early autumn to harvest the bines in beautiful countryside.

The church of St Giles is situated in the centre of Bodiam village, but the village pub, which dates back to the 14th century, was built to provide accommodation for visitors to the castle and is opposite the castle entrance. Steam trains of the Kent and East Sussex Railway from Tenterden and Northiam stop at the recently refurbished Bodiam station which is a short walk from the castle.

Other Towns and Villages Near Bodiam

Event

What's On in Bodiam?

  • Northiam Midsummer Festival

    Saturday 22nd June @ 11:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Northiam Midsummer Festival & Family Fun Day Northiam Playing Fields Saturday 22nd June, 11am-5pm Free admission (donations always welcome!) Craft ... more

  • Northiam Midsummer Festival

    Saturday 22nd June @ 11:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Northiam Midsummer Festival & Family Fun Day Northiam Playing Fields Saturday 22nd June, 11am-5pm Free admission (donations always welcome!) Craft ... more

  • Splash Point Jazz

    Wednesday 26th June
    Location: Battle

    Neal Richardson (Piano & vocal) & Guest Jeff Williams on trombone / vox along with a special food theme. ... more

  • Knights Tournament at Battle Abbey

    Saturday 13th July for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Battle

    Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength ... more

  • Knights Tournament at Battle Abbey

    Saturday 13th July for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Battle

    Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength ... more

  • Ikarus Inc

    Wednesday 17th July @ 7:30am
    Location: Sandhurst

    Open air theatre coming to Sandhurst Playing Fields on Wednesday 17 July with a play set in the 1950s in ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 26th August @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fair - Jempson’s Superstore, Peasmarsh. Hard-standing pitch from £5 (donated to Rye Day Centre) gates open ... more

  • Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest Showman

    Wednesday 28th August
    Location: Ticehurst

    This one off special outdoor cinema event is not to be missed. All proceeds go to Hospice in the Weald. ... more

  • Rother Valley 10k Run

    Sunday 15th September
    Location: Northiam

    Bookings are open for this year's Rother Valley 10k on September 15th - www.rothervalley10k.co.uk. It's a challenging linear road race ... more

  • Great Dixter Autumn Plant Fair

    Saturday 5th October for 2 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Specialist nurseries from across Europe Entrance: included within a garden entry ticket (£9.50). Free for Friends, Annual Ticket holders and ... more

Message

Bodiam Message Board