I passed by the vicinity of this castle on my way to or from the Eurotunnel many times. But it's still a 35 minutes drive from the highway. Monday I was on my way to the hotel in Bournemouth and because nobody was waiting for me anyway I decided to give it a go and visit Bodiam Castle. The light was perfect at the end of the day. Bodiam Castle 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 in perfect condition.