Originally it was a port and crossing point from Battle to North Kent. During medieval England a great moated castle was built and is now a popular visitor attraction. Although famous for its castle, Bodiam was also a main hop growing area in the last century and was famous for growing hops for Guinness. Reginald B. Levett of Court Lodge Farm would sell part of his land to Guinness to grow hops. A railway was built to provide transport for the hoppers, the Kent and East Sussex Railway, which is now a tourist attraction along with the castle.
Bodiam was the birthplace in 1881 of Miss A. E. (Ada Elizabeth) Levett, a leading medieval scholar and vice-principal of St. Hilda's College, Oxford. Levett was one of the first female professors of history in England, having been awarded a chair in history at Westfield College, University of London in 1929.
Walking and feasting at medieval monument ; WHAT: Winter Roast and Roam VENUE: Bodiam Castle, near Robertsbridge, East Sussex DATE: January 23, 30 and February 6
Jan 21, 2011; Bodiam Castle's new roast and roam days are the perfect way to relax after the Christmas festivities. The event combines a...
Keeping on track ; WHAT: Junction Road Weekend VENUE: Kent & East Sussex Railway at Bodiam, East Sussex DATE: Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20 from 10.30am
Mar 11, 2011; Steam train lovers have a one-off chance to be the first to travel along a recently laid one-mile railway track west of...