Tag Archives: Moat

Bodiam Castle through the trees by annie7

Another castle that is very close to where I live.

Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain’s most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. Windows where arrows were once fired, a tower that was once a look-out and ruins that were once walked upon by knights; this is a place where you can relive your childhood memories and let your imagination run riot.

In the impressive gatehouse is the castle’s original wooden portcullis, an extremely rare example of its kind. Enough of the interior ruins survive to give an impression of castle life and gruesome and surprising tales can often be heard from our miller’s wife, forester and other colourful characters from the past.

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Moat-avated by johnfharper

If you’re considering attacking the Bishops Palace then you had better be motivated! Actually this moat was possibly only ornamental . The building of the palace began in 1210 with the moat being added around 1340 (just before two o’clock!). Wells Cathedral can be seen in the left upper background .

This isn’t HDR – Those who know me are aware that I have little patience for that kind of stuff, also there’s the fact that I generally have children hanging on to my leg when I’m taking photographs! So, a couple of minutes in Lightroom, take down the saturation, up the clarity.

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