Bodium Castle: East Sussex, UK. by DonDavisUK

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Bodium Castle East Sussex, UK.
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Stats 213 Comments, 47 Favs, 713 Views and 5 Sales.
2 Greeting Cards May 2011.

3 Greeting Cards March 2011

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.

Camera Nikon D700 with 28-300mm Lense.
ISO 200, 1/80th sec at f/13, 28mm.
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On my day off work today I drove down to Bodium Castle in East Sussex. The drive out of London was normal, bleak skies, grey clouds and very dark. However, as I headed southwards towards the coast the sky cleared a little and by the time I was parking up, a few bits of blue became evident amoungst all the gray. Then the clouds opened up and splashed me and the castle with incredible warm winter sunlight. Fantastic feeling.

Bodium is one of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain, Bodiam was built in 1385 as both a defence and a comfortable home. The exterior is virtually complete and the ramparts rise dramatically above the moat. Enough of the interior survives to this day, which gives us an impression of castle life hundreds of years ago.

If you take the kids along, they’ll love it, because there are spiral staircases and battlements to explore, and wonderful views of the Rother Valley from the top of the towers. In the impressive gatehouse is the castle’s original wooden portcullis, an extremely rare example of its kind.

Overall I was impressed with Bodium. It’s a small castle compared to Edinburgh but with it’s flooded moat looks very much as a medieval castle should. You’ll love it if you visit.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    How beautiful view

  • Hey there Bobby, thanks so much for that my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 4 years ago

    Ohh… that’s gorgeous Don…100 faves. Fab composition and beautiful reflections. Nice framing with the foreground and trees too. 20 out of 10 ;-D

  • Hi Lyn. It was just one of those lucky moments, a break in the weather and it’s all grey again in London:-)

    – DonDavisUK

  • And thanks for all those FAVs Lyn, you are a true Lady:-) All the best, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanabout 4 years ago

    It is a lovely place – you were very lucky with the light Don and well captured.

  • Hi Richard, thanks so much for that mate. It’s always great to get out of the City, didn’t know if it would clear up or not. So glad that it did.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 4 years ago

    Wow! gorgeous capture!

  • Hi Ginny, thanks so much for that. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Hey Don, glad you made the trip. Super composition and execution of this fabulous Castle. I share all your sentiments about it! Best regards.

  • So am I mate:-) It’s worth taking a risk with the weather sometimes eh? Thanks Bob. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Jacinthe Brault
    Jacinthe Braultabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture: nice framing with the trees and the dirt road. Lovely reflection. Beautiful blue sky. Wonderful light. Great all around!

  • Hey there Jacinthe, thanks so much for all you wonderful comments, Always appreciated. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Gramia97
    Gramia97about 4 years ago

    love the lighting on this, you are so blessed, just wonderful

  • Hi Debbie, thanks so much and so I was:-) It was marvellous the way the Castle walls changed from bland grey to glrouous gleaming colour.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Thanks also for the FAV Debbie. You are a real STAR. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...about 4 years ago

    Excellent capture !!!

  • Hey there Annalisa, thanks so much for that. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyabout 4 years ago

    Very nice capture Don

  • Hi Tim, thanks so much for that mate. It’s always so good to get out of the City and capture the delights of England. Bodium didn’t disappoint either:-) All the best, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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