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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  • 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 »
  • Nice proper old English castle, with re-enactments aimed at kids. Nice day really enjoyed it. Views were also good  more »
  • 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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  • Spent well over an hour here and loved the place. Worth walking up to the top for the view but beware it was dark and narrow staircase. If you enjoy photography this is the perfect place, Staff all very helpful. Cafe was small but had a good choice and not too expensive.
  • Easily accessible. Nice cafe lovely scones. A castle which you can walk into. There are also guided tours.
  • Excellent castle. English Heritage owned. A surprisingly different building offering fabulous views across the county. Highly recommended.
  • A great looking castle in a wonderful landscape. We arrived with 19 scouts as the starting point on a walk. The idea was to look around the castle quickly and then start their hike. Upon enquiring about costs etc we were informed that if we booked 7 days in advance we might get in free. Not really helpful at this point. The cost was prohibitive to enter for the short time we had so had to walk around the outside only. Due to the very heavy rain the castle was nearly deserted but the staff were unwilling/unable to arrange a lower fee despite telling us we could probably get in free. In the end it was more a case of lost revenue for them, a shame really. The staff on site should have the ability to be more flexible.
  • Great location with Hands on History making it a day to remember. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. A fantastic day out!

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