This East Sussex village
lies on the banks of the River Rother and is
the setting for one of the country’s most
romantic castles, Bodiam, set in the middle of
a lake-like moat.
It was erected in the 14th century by Sir Edward Dalyngruge to thwart a potential French invasion during the Hundred Years War.
It was restored by Lord Curzon and handed over to the National Trust in 1925.