Bodiam Castle has got to be one of the photogenic castles I have ever seen. Set amongst the beautiful East Sussex countryside, and surrounded by a moat, the castle is a beautiful sight as you walk from Bodiam Station.
As the castle comes into view, you are struck by the beauty of the ruins, and its situation in the surrounding countryside.
The Castle was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge to defend the area from a French Invasion, which never happened. It has played its part in the War of The Roses and the Civil War. The Castle was dismantled after the Civil War and remained as a ruin until the 19th Century, when some restoration was undertaken.
We had taken a picnic with us, and thoroughly enjoyed eating our lunch in the grounds, and sharing some of it with the many ducks.
Our approach was from the rear of the Castle, but you can walk all around the building, and view the castle from all angles. we had lovely weather, and spent a good couple of hours looking round.
My next blog will be photos of the interior of the Castle