Bodiam

Bodiam in East Sussex Village Guide

Bodiam Castle, alongside the River Rother, could have come straight out of a fairytale complete with drawbridge and moat. It was built in the 14th century by Sir Edward Dalymgriggenot as defence against invasion by the French and also as his family home. The castle remains much as he built it, being maintained by the National Trust.

At the beginning of the last century the area around Bodiam was full of hop gardens, producing hops for Guinness. It was where Londoners would look forward to come with their children in the late summer and early autumn to harvest the bines in beautiful countryside.

The church of St Giles is situated in the centre of Bodiam village, but the village pub, which dates back to the 14th century, was built to provide accommodation for visitors to the castle and is opposite the castle entrance. Steam trains of the Kent and East Sussex Railway from Tenterden and Northiam stop at the recently refurbished Bodiam station which is a short walk from the castle.

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Recreation Field

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Late Availability

We still have availability for next week 20-24th August if you fancy a romp in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Attractions and Activities

Battle Christmas Festival

For many years the volunteers who comprise the Christmas Committee of the Battle and District Chamber of Commerce have taken … more

Darwell Reservoir

Carp, Perch, Pike, Eels, Roach, Dace, Bream. Private Land – Members only access.

Battle Museum of Local History

The Museum has a collection covering 125 million years of history in Battle and the surrounding area. The fascinating displays … more

Accommodation

Battenhurst Meadow B&B

Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Battenhurst Meadow Bed and Breakfast is a contemporary house with far reaching … more

Appletree Cottage

Beautiful Sussex farmhouse in peaceful location with stunning views and attractive garden.

Flackley Ash Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Located in the Sussex countryside 4 miles from the historic town of Rye, Flackley Ash is a delightful Grade II … more

Restaurants

Flackley Ash Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Located in the Sussex countryside 4 miles from the historic town of Rye, Flackley Ash is a delightful Grade II … more

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