While we were in England, we went to visit Bodiam Castle, which was built in 1345. I love it, it's a typical example of an English medieval castle, with moat, drawbridge and all the rest! :)
After that, we visited the Abbey in Battle, which was built around the same time. Battle is called so because it was the site of the famous "Battle of Hastings" (Go figure why the Battle of Battle is called Battle of Hastings! LOL) in 1066. This is when Harold the Second of England fought the army of Duke William of Normandy with the prize for the victor being the throne of England. And the winner was... William of Normandy, also known as Guillaume le Conquérant in France.
Now, enough blah blah, the pictures
Approaching the castle
Then we had a picnic outside
An old house next to the Abbey in Battle
Inside the Abbey
The Throne of England? ;)