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Bodiam Castle

Visited August 2015

Location Bodiam, East Sussex
Entrance Fee Yes
Railway Station Nearby Robertsbridge
Parking Yes
Facilities Cafe, Shop, Toilets
Map

 

Bodiam Castle is certainy impressive. It represents to many the perfect image of a castle- turrets, moats, drawbridge. The romance of bygone days. Truly a grand castle built to defend the household of a grand knight, Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, an experienced soldier and veteran of the Hundred Years War.

 


 

 


Category: East Sussex
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Rye Castle

Visited August 2015

Location Rye, East Sussex
Entrance Fee Yes
Railway Station Nearby Rye
Parking Town centre car parks
Facilities Small gift shop
Map

 

The town of Rye in East Sussex is today two miles from the coast. But at one time it was right on the coast, and therefore vulnerable to French attacks. Its status as a major port meant that it was afforded large scale fortifications, some of which survive today. The building known as Rye Castle, is officially called Ypres Tower, and was once a part of the Rye town wall defences. It was possibly built initially as part of a castle which was never completed, but survived as it became the town prison so it was maintained in a way that the other parts of the walls were not.

 


 

 


Category: East Sussex

Herstmonceux Castle

 

Visited August 2015

Location Nr. Hailsham, East Sussex
Entrance Fee Yes
Railway Station Nearby Polegate Station
Parking Yes
Facilities Cafe, Toilets, Science Centre
Map

 

This fifteenth century castle, which appears to be almost floating on the wide moat around it, was one of the first to be built in brick rather than stone. It is the oldest example of a large scale brick building to survive in England.

 


 

 


Category: East Sussex
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