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Bodiam Castle


Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III.

Possession of Bodiam Castle passed through several generations of Dalyngrigges, until their line became extinct, when the castle passed by marriage to the Lewknor family. By the start of the English Civil War in 1641, Bodiam Castle was in the possession of Lord Thanet.

The castle is protected as a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Monument. It has been owned by The National Trust since 1925, donated by Lord Curzon on his death, and is open to the public.

The National Trust continued the restoration work, and added new roofs to the towers and gatehouse. Excavations were resumed in 1970, and the moat was once again drained. Bodiam Castle was used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail in an establishing shot identifying it as "Swamp Castle" in the "Tale of Sir Lancelot" sequence

Entry to the grounds is included in our admission prices. Tickets must be purchased to enter the castle and/or the grounds

Address - Bodiam, near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA

Parking: In main car park next to shop and tea room at bottom of site. Car park is approximately 400 yards from castle entrance. Free parking for NT members. Non members: £3 for cars, £1 for motorcycles, £5 for coaches.

Further information on Bodiam Castlehttps://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle


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