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 Wadhurst station to Hawkhurst High Street (30 minutes journey), then walk forward to Hawkhurst Rye Road (see map) for bus 349 to Bodiam 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.
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.