Thursday, 6 August 2015

Bodiam Castle



My week's holiday started well with a trip across Kent on Tuesday to Bodiam Castle, a National Trust property that I'd been looking forward to visiting for some time. A little later, historically, than my recent medieval studies towards my Normans vs Outlaws game – the castle was built in 1385.



We were lucky that our visit coincided with a group of travelling artisans being there. There was an armourer and a carpenter, as well as a tailor and a guy minting pewter coins. All fascinating stuff.










The site also had archery which would have been excellent except for a very long queue and waiting time – not an option when you have an 8 month old in tow. One day perhaps.

A good day out to be sure. The site was smaller than I had thought but it was a nice trip only being an hour away.

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With Batman due to take to the table this weekend vs The Penguin, there has been some significant action on the painting tray – I'll tell you all about it later this week!


10 comments:

  1. I always enjoyed visiting Bodiam as a teenager, but they never had artisans or archers there - it sounds as though you picked a good day to go :)

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    1. Definitely a good day to go – really enjoyed it.

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  2. I do love a good castle, must make the effort to see this one.

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  3. Very nice pics of the Castle and grounds. You missed showing the one pic I would like most to see-the baby!

    You guys enjoy the game tomorrow!

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    1. I'll do a special post just for you Anne :)

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  4. I agree Bodium is a wonderful castle but smaller that you first think. But great to see again.

    Good luck in the Batman game. I shall look forward to an AAR!

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    1. Yes, there will be Batman battle reports aplenty no doubt on Monday :D

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  5. Man...i need to visit a castle! Looks awesome!

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    1. Yes, there can never be too many castle visits!

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