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Bodium Castle East Sussex


By drc726


This morning we walked around Bodium Castle very near to where I live we go several times a year but today it was too cold to linger long. Lots of visitors arrive by steam train too.
The Castle has no Keep it is a late medieval moated castle built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III. The castle remained in the Dalyngrigge family until passing to Sir Thomas Lewknor and family in the late fifteenth century.
Most of the castle interior was destroyed by parliamentary forces during the English Civil War in 1645, but the exterior was undamaged. After the Civil War, it fell into decay until the 20th Century. The castle was bought by Lord Curzon in 1917. After restoring it, he gave it to the National Trust in September 1926.
Bodiam Castle has been used as a location in several films and videos such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail as “Swamp Castle”, the music video for Saxon 1983 single “Power and the Glory”, the music video for Enya’s song “The Celts”, Doctor Who episode, The King’s Demons and t was also used for the exteriors of Huntington Castle in the third season of Robin of Sherwood.
It is surrounded by spectacular views of open Sussex country side, but sadly you will see by the last pic that it remains very much under threat!

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I remember visiting Bodiam Castle when we lived at Hailsham , near Eastbourne, many years ago. How sad to think what may happen in 50 years time. : o ( (

27 Mar, 2010


It's wonderful. I'd love to see it :o)

27 Mar, 2010


Yes it is Hywel its remained uncommercial so is a real pleasure to go we take all our visitors there, the american ones love it.

27 Mar, 2010


I bet they do :o)

27 Mar, 2010

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