By Amelia Meyer
Bodiam Castle is one of England’s best known and loved castles, encircled by its iconic moat and surrounded by the lush greenery so characteristic of this land. It is situated in East Sussex, built by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, who had once been a knight of Edward III. It was originally built in 1385, mainly with the intention of defending this area against the potentially invading armies of France during what would become known as The Hundred Years War. It was also meant to be an inviting home.
Bodiam Castle was built in a unique and interesting way. It is one of the few truly quadrangular castles and has chambers on the outer walls and inner courts. There are towers at each of its entrance points and all four of its corners, which acted as lookouts for potential attacks.