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Goodrich Castle, Goodrich

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Castle Historic Site
With a history so deep that precise details about who built it are unknown, Goodrich Castle offers more than just a view of the River Wye and its valley. Take a mental trip into the day-to-day lives of the castle’s former peasants by checking out the domestic buildings, a well-preserved, nearly complete set. This castle was a mighty force to be reckoned with in the English Civil War; the “Roaring Meg” mortar was built for the express purpose of bringing it down. See the cannon itself and the cannon balls that did the job on site, then take the free audio tour to hear the whole story of the siege. Plan your Goodrich Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ross-on-Wye using our Ross-on-Wye tourist route planner.
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  • This was a last minute stop as we wanted to do something different when our 2yo woke up from his nap. It was fantastic that the castle remained open later than most attractions do on a Sunday and desp...  more »
  • Well worth a visit if you are in the area Run by English Heritage Car Park fees apply Not extortionate It is a ruin and so it is what it is However there is plenty to see and do on site and the settin...  more »
  • Really brilliant visit - was uncertain at paying £8 each to get in, but it was well worth it. Really well kept, brilliant views.  more »
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  • An excellent ruined castle with an included audio guide tour. This is covered by the overseas visitor pass. It's a five minute walk from the visitor center to the castle. Beautiful scenery. The cafe on site is also superb.
  • Great couple of hours walking and taking snaps. Really good audio device (included in the price) which gives a great tour of the grounds. Lovely little cafe and gift shop area. Make the time to visit if you can, enjoyed it so much will be going back again!
  • Probably the most impressive castle I've been to in the UK, and I've been to a lot! Beautiful.
  • Loved exploring this castle! Definitely my favourite to walk around and discover lots of different places!
  • Very good castle visit. A beautiful location I the Wye Valley. An English Heritage site, there is good car parking, a nice tea and cake shop and entrance to the short walk to the castle. The castle itself can be richly explored through remaining stairwells, fixed walkways and very well maintained lawns and paths. If you like castles, add this to the list.

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