TQ7825 : Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, East Sussex

taken 13 years ago, near to Bodiam, East Sussex, Great Britain

Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, East Sussex
Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, East Sussex
Bodiam Castle

Built in 1385, Bodiam Castle is a perfect example of a late medieval moated castle. It was built to defend the surrounding area from French invasion, though the French never came, and it never saw any military action.
Though now mostly a shell inside the castle would have been fitted to a comfortable living standard, it is thought the castle was built mostly for show and its intentions for real battle are doubted.

The Castle is now owned and run by the National Trust, and is said to be its most photographed property. Read more at Wikipedia LinkExternal link

National Trust

A National Trust is an organization dedicated to preserving the cultural or environmental treasures of a particular geographic region. They generally operate as private non-profit organizations, although some receive considerable support from their national government. The first such organization was the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, which is the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, formed in 1895 and operating as a charitable organisation.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 July, 2008
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7855 2556 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:0.1034N 0:32.6021E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7853 2542
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