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Bodiam Castle


Hastings in Kent with trips to Bodiam castle & Scotney Castle - also Bexhill-on-sea Feb 2017

Scotney Castle



Another trip this time to Kent where we stayed in the seaside town of Hastings. The Hotel was nice and some nice pubs can be found in the town, however its a bit run down unfortunately like a lot of seaside towns. We had a few places to visit and have documented them below for you to have a look at. We stopped off in the rain to visit the national trust house Scotney castle, although we are members it's an expensive place to visit so our hopes were high. Well as we found out it was a little steep as most of the house was shut due to the winter shutdown, also some of the gardens were also out of bounds due to the weather. We did stay for a tea and hot chocolate which was nice and the house looked good I think it's best left for a summer visit.





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Bodiam Castle
On the way back home we stopped off in the little village of Bodiam where there is the remains of a castle surrounded by a large moat. The castle belongs to the National trust which acquired the property in 1925 when it was donated by Lord Curzon on his death. The steps leading up to the towers are bloody dangerous so be careful , and if you recognise the castle from a film you are correct it was used in Monty Python and the Holy grail.
From Wikipedia
Bodiam Castle (/ˈboʊdiəm/) is a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II, ostensibly to defend the area against French invasion during the Hundred Years' War. Of quadrangular plan, Bodiam Castle has no keep, having its various chambers built around the outer defensive walls and inner courts. Its corners and entrance are marked by towers, and topped by crenellations. Its structure, details and situation in an artificial watery landscape indicate that display was an important aspect of the castle's design as well as defence. It was the home of the Dalyngrigge family and the centre of the manor of Bodiam.


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