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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. 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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Andrew J J
Okay - We stayed in Goodrich and were eager to visit the small castle. Sadly we found it is run by English heritage and their standard entry fee per adult was outrageous for this little known castle -... more »
My husband and I took our 11 year old son and from the time we arrived, both my husband and son were in awe with the layout of the castle and felt like they were back in time. Each room we went into..... more »
Loved the visit to Goodrich castle. It is very well maintained and the signboards all very informative. I'd advise sturdy footwear -especially if it's wet day. Also I think about 60-90mins is ample ti... more »
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.
Such a beautiful place! And if you feel brave enough, do walk up the tiny stairs to the highest point. Well worth it!
The guides are really friendly, Alex Knight invited us to taste a selection of great wines and spirits too. When visiting the castle, make use of the free audio described tour. Don't forget your headphones, it's much easier than holding it to your ear. There's also a coffee shop serving cream teas etc. Amazing panoramic views before you even climb up the stairs of "The Keep".
Fantastic castle well worth the price has some beautiful grounds
Lisa Goodrich Horrocks
Loved this castle as I am a Goodrich and traced my roots to England. Visited in May 2015, planning second visit in the near future!
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