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Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle is a medieval citadel that stands in East Sussex in United Kingdom. Impressive Bodiam Castle seems like a perfect medieval castle. It was constructed in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a veteran of French wars, after he was allowed to retire from his military service. Despite its impressive layout and oversized moat little is known about the history of the citadel. It is known that it was besieged twice. The first time it occurred during War of Roses and once more during the English Civil War. In 1917 Lord Curzon bought the romantic ruins of the castle and undertook a restoration project. The result of his work you see today.

 

Location: Nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex  Map

Constructed: 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge

Tel. 01580 830196

Open: mid Feb- Oct: daily

Nov- 23 Dec: Wed- Sun

27 Dec- mid Feb: Sat, Sun

Closed: 24- 26 Dec

Entrance Fee: Adult £6.80

Child £3.40

Family £18

Family (1 adult) £11.20

 

 

 

Haunting in Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle is said to be haunted by several spirits. Several tourists and locals saw a ghost of a young boy. He reportedly was seen on a bridge and walking toward the castle. It quickly vanished as he got closed to the the castle gates. Another spirit who is said to make home here is that of the Young Lady. She usually seen standing on top of the tower glancing at a distance waiting for someone. No one can tell who she was or why is she seen there, but many witnessed saw her in the light of a moon. Occasionally many tourists and workers alike claimed to have heard strange voices, music and chanting on Easter Sunday.

 

Map of Bodiam Castle

A. Household apartments, B. Chapel, C. Chamber, D. Great chamber, E. Lord's hall, F. Buttery, G. Pantry, H. Kitchen, I. Retainer's hall, J. Retainer's kitchen, K. Possible Ante room (on some plans K, L1 and L2 are shown as one room, on some two and others three), L1. Possible service rooms, L2. Possible stables, M. North-east tower, N. East tower, O. South-east tower, P. Postern tower, Q. South-west tower, R. West tower, S. North-west tower (and prison), T. Gatehouse (with guard rooms to left and right), U. Inner causeway, V. Outer Barbican, W. Outer causeway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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