Goodrich Castle, Goodrich

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Goodrich Castle and many more Ross-on-Wye attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ross-on-Wye road trip tool .
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  • August 20, 2017
    A really good place to go and learn about a really important period in our history. Lots of entertaining staff to keep the children happy and very informative to boot. You can go everywhere on site an...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Nice proper old English castle, with re-enactments aimed at kids. Nice day really enjoyed it. Views were also good  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Visited last week- there are volunteers who offer hands on activities for children. The castle itself is large and a great space to explore and take a picnic. There is a small shop and cafe at the ent...  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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