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Bodiam Castle

Bodiam is a fairytale castle and stands as designed in 1385, surrounded by a wide moat.

It was built as a fortress to block raids across Sussex by the French but was also the home of a knight, Sir Edward Dalyngrigge.

The interior is a ruin but the outside walls and towers stand almost intact and you can climb one of the towers and walk along the battlements.

Bodiam Castle was lived in for 250 years and then left to decay for three centuries until bought in 1916 by Lord Curzon, who restored it and gave it to the National Trust in 1952.

Bodiam Castle Visitor info

The castle is located in Bodiam village in East Sussex, just a few kilometres off the main A21 London to Hastings road.

Admission is Pound 1.70 ($4) for adults and 90p ($2.10) for children. It's open all year. More information about tickets, tours and opening hours can be found on the official page.

Bodiam Castle Map

Bodiam Castle is located at the following address: Robertsbridge, Sussex TN32 5UA, UK. Get help with directions using this map:

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Bodiam Castle Photos

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Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle garden

Bodiam Castle tower