Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II, ostensibly to defend the area against French invasion. The castle is protected as a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Monument.

About Bodiam Castle in brief

Summary Bodiam CastleBodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II, ostensibly to defend the area against French invasion. The castle is protected as a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Monument. It has been owned by The National Trust since 1925, donated by Lord Curzon on his death, and is open to the public. For more information, visit the National Trust’s Bodiam Castle website or go to: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle. For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see www.samaritans.org for details. In the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255 or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org For confidential support in the United States, call theNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 800- 273-TALK (8255) or visit http://www.suicides Prevention Lifelines.org/. For confidential help in the Middle East, call the Samaritans on 08457 909090, or  visit http:// www.sussex-solution.org/ for discussions on the Middle East Middle East-Middle East-Middle Eurasia- Africa- Africa  and the Middle East- Africa region.

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