Bodiam Castle is a picturesque medieval moated castle that was built in 1385, as both a defence and a comfortable home. The exterior is virtually complete and the interior ruins still enable you to form an image of what castle life must have been like.
There are extensive grounds and many picnicking areas. There is also a tea room and gift shop.
The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, known as the National Trust, conserves over 500 properties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, such as historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, farmland, moorland, islands, castles, nature reserves, and even entire villages. It was established in 1895 and its first property was Alfriston Clergy House in East Sussex.
Many sites are in the countryside. When visiting please follow the Countryside Code. Leave only your footprints, take away only memories. If dogs are allowed, please keep them under control. Leave gates and property as you find them. Respect people, wildlife and property.
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Bodiam Castle is a designated area - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.