TQ7825 : Bodiam Castle

taken 10 years ago, near to Bodiam, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Bodiam Castle
Bodiam Castle
The original entrance to the castle would have been a swing bridge to the right of this picture
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
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TQ7825, 482 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 25 July, 2009
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 785 257 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:0.1789N 0:32.6062E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 785 257
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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