Bodiam Castle is a quadrangular (square) shape, with towers at each corner topped with crenellations. It is unusual in that it does not have a Keep, all the interior buildings were built against the outer defensive walls.
Towers to climb
Graffiti, it looks like it has been there a long time!
The kitchen area
A costumed member of staff giving a talk.
I love looking round ruins, and this one was wonderful, with towers to explore, steep spiral staircases to climb, with spectacular views of the countryside and the inside of the Castle from the battlements.
Beautiful countryside all around.
On the battlements
Looking down into the castle from the top of one of the towers, you can see the fish in the moat.
My husband and sister in law declined to climb the towers, but if I can go up anywhere I will! I had wobbly legs for a few days after our visit, but it was well worth it
I would have loved to see it with all the buildings complete.
Looking towards the main entrance.
You can only imagine what this looked like when the castle was lived in.
The visit to this fantastic castle, and the journey on the steam train from Tenterden, made this a fantastic day out, we all really enjoyed ourselves. Roll on next summer
Holes for pouring boiling water or oil onto intruders.