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Bodiam Castle NT by bus

A perfect example of a late medieval moated castle, the exterior is virtually complete. Good views from the top of the towers. Tearoom. Tel. 01580 830196.
Open Daily 1100-1700 (1600 Nov-Feb).
Bus 254 from opposite station to Hawkhurst (30 minutes journey), then change for 349 to Bodiam Castle Hotel near the Castle entrance (13 minutes journey). M-S 254 hourly, 349 every 2 hours. Most 349 journeys provide a good connection at Hawkhurst. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses operate direct from Hastings.

Kent & East Sussex Railway by bus

A 10½ mile preserved steam railway from Tenterden to Bodiam. Tel. 01580 765155, timetable 01580 762943.
Open please see website for details including train times.
Bus to Bodiam station (K&ESR), see Bodiam Castle above. Buses to Tenterden (the other end of the Railway) operate from Ashford International, Headcorn and Rye.