Bodiam Castle

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In a marvellous setting overlooking the River Rother, this archetypal medieval castle surrounded by a moat nestles in a hollow in the hillside. Bodiam Castle was built from 1385 to 1388 to prevent the French from pillaging their way upriver (the river could be navigated at the time) and progressing inland. Its large guardroom, massive wall and enormous, 18m-high turrets at each corner have been preserved.

Useful information

Address:

TN32 5UA Bodiam

Phone:

+44 1580 830196

Price:

8.20 £ (children 4.10 £)

Opening hours

10.30am-5pm, last admission 30min before closing - closed 24-25 Dec