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Bodiam Castle
Bodiam, Kent, England
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My family Iand I took a boat trip along the River Rother from Newenden to Bodiam. We had only 45 minutes or so to explore the castle before the boat left on its return journey. I wandered around Bodiam Castle hoping for a good viewpoint (and some nice light) that would encapsulate this beautiful medieval fortress. Finally, just as my wife sent my kids to collect me so the boat wouldn't leave without me, I found this vantage point, and the sun broke free of the clouds and cast the castle in a lovely spotlight. I only had time for one or two photos, but it was worth it.

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