One of the finest castles in England
This castle is a great place for the kids to run around and burn off some of that extra energy. Built in 1385 during the Hundred Years War with France it is a real medieval castle from the heyday of stone castle building in England. It is currently managed by the National Trust so if you are a member entry is free. If you are not a current member then have a look at the National Trust website for visitor entry fees. There are several ways in which you can visit the castle, driving to Northiam is one option but you can also arrive by boat from Bodiam Boating Station and they run three services a day to the Castle. You can also arrive by steam train as the Kent and East Sussex Railway runs a service from Tenterden to Bodiam to make a real adventure of your day out. The station at Tenterden has an excellent Railway Cafeteria and the town is full of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. You can read more about Bodiam Castle here.