An English Castle with a Moat… Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

If there is one thing you will notice while visiting the United Kingdom….. Castles, Castles, and more Castles!

I was reading an article last week that said there were over 700 castles in Whales alone. I was baffled by this, since I’ve only seen a small fraction of them.

In this particular blog post I’m talking about a castle south of London in East Sussex. Bodiam Castle was built in the 14th century and has a moat. I’ve been to a lot of castles and have never seen one with a moat before so I was a bit excited about it. It is a beautiful castle. However there wasn’t much to see on the inside in terms of rooms and decoration. It was nice to marvel at the architecture though. It reminded me of the type of castle that you would read about when you were young, very classic.

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

For us, the castle was kind of hard to find. It was our first trip after touching down in London and the GPS wasn’t working that day. Based on the south east location of the castle it was built there to protect the English from the French.

You can find more information about Bodiam Castle here http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle/. Another castle that I would have visited if I had more time is in the south east region of England was Dover Castle in the county of Kent.
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