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Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

A castle of wonder set in the heart of 1066 Country. The exterior is virtually complete with walls rising dramatically above the moat and enough of...

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Tonbridge Castle

Castle / Fort

Castle Street
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 1BG

Tel: 01732 770929

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Tonbridge Castle, Kent

Tonbridge boasts Kent's best example of a motte and bailey gatehouse, and its mighty gatehouse is among the finest in England.


Yet its glory lies not only in what can be seen. Its story is interwoven with that of kings and archbishops, tyrants and heroes, murderers and mercenaries who, on this ancient site and inside these weathered stone walls, have helped write 900 years of English history.


Inter-active displays, life-size models, dramatic lighting, special effects and a personal audio tour excitingly re-create the life and atmosphere of Tonbridge Castle over 700 years. It makes a fascinating visit for young and not-so-young alike, whatever the weather!

Awards

  • Visit EnglandCode of Practice Code of Practice 2014

Opening Times

Open All Year
2014/15 Opening (01/04/2014 - 31/03/2015)
DayTimes
Monday09:0017:00
Tuesday09:0017:00
Wednesday09:0017:00
Thursday09:0017:00
Friday09:0017:00
Saturday09:0017:00
Sunday09:0017:00
Bank Holiday10:3016:30

* Closed Christmas and New Year. Last tour one hour before closing time. Grounds open daily, free of charge, 8am to dusk.

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