Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle is located near the village of Robertsbridge,in East Sussex, in England,United Kingdom.

It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III of England, with the permission of Richard II of England who saw in its construction a means of defense against a French invasion during the Hundred Years War.
The quadrangular lock is approximately square in shape. This type of castle, with a central courtyard and buildings next to the outer wall, was typical of 14th century castles. The castle has four round towers and three square central towers on the south, east and west walls. The main entrance to the castle is located in the middle of two watchtowers.
In 1925, after the death of Lord Curzon, according to his will, Bodiam Castle was transferred to the National Trust, a charity for the protection of monuments of Great Britain. From that moment to the present day, the restoration and maintenance of the castle has been carried out by this organization, which opened the castle for visits and holds a lot of events on its territory for tourists of all ages and interests.

Access : Coordinates: 51.0023, 0.5435 / Bodiam Castle located near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, England.

Highlights :

  • Bodiam Castle is surrounded by a wide moat. On the north side there is the rectangular gate tower with the main entrance, bridge and guard quarters on both sides. Four mighty round towers with a diameter of 9.4 meters mark the corner points of the almost square castle complex of 50 meters by 60 meters (north-south). In the middle of the west and east wing there is a rectangular tower.
  • The castle was restored by George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston and became part of the National Trust in 1925.
  • Bodiam Castle can be seen in the film The Knights of the Coconut by Monty Python. In the TV miniseries “Northanger Abbey”.

Go next : Robertsbridge, a village in the county of East Sussex, England / The small village of Brightling, which was home to eccentric John ‘Mad Jack’ Fuller / Battle abbey in Battle, a nearby small historic town.


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