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  Bodiam Castle, Hastings, Sussex, England, Great Britain   Bodiam Castle, Sussex.

This moated medieval castle has an extraordinarily picturesque setting and was built in 1385. It is owned by the National Trust and there is an admission charge.

The castle has a large round tower at each of the four corners and a square tower defending the centre of each side.

 

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  Bodiam, Sussex, England, Great Britain   Bodiam Castle, Sussex.

This view shows the Postern Gate in the central tower which was one of two entrance gates.

 

 

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  Bodiam Castle, Sussex, England, Great Britain   Bodiam Castle, Sussex.

This view is from the north-east and includes the main gatehouse. This is one of the towers to which the public have access and can climb the medieval spiral stairway to the top.

 

 

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  Bodiam Castle Gatehouse, Sussex, England, Great Britain   Bodiam Castle, Sussex.

This is the impressive main gatehouse and, close up, it does feel rather intimidating.

 

 

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  Bodiam Castle, Sussex, England, Great Britain   Bodiam Castle, Sussex.

Part of the internal courtyard seen from a high level walkway looking towards the main entrance.

 

 

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