Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England.

Bodiam Castle,
East Sussex, England.

Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle, built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II, to defend the area against French invasion during the Hundred Years’ War.

Bodiam Castle has a quadrangular plan. It has no keep, having its various chambers built around the outer defensive walls and inner courts. The corners and entrance are marked by crenellated towers.

It was the home of the Dalyngrigge family and the centre of the manor of Bodiam. It has been owned by The National Trust since 1925, having been donated by Lord Curzon on his death. It is open to the public. The castle is protected as a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Monument.