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Goodrich Castle, Goodrich

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great castle.. We have lived close to this castle for several years and have only recently visited it and it was a great afternoon out during the summer holidays with the grandchildren. 
  • One of the more intact castles in the region with numerous unique details that make it a fascinating place to visit. The turret is not an easy climb with zero lighting, and some spots are pitch black,...  read more »
  • A lovely castle in a wonderful location. A lot of the castle is in ruins, but a fair bit still remains. It was great walking around the castle with the audio guide informing you about the history of d...  read more »
  • 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".
  • Good castle to explore with the boys (9 and 12) - plenty of scope for hide and seek, running around, investigating staircases, rooms and passageways. The dungeon was a special hit. Also some good information for the more reflective ones. Also very pleased with the cheese scones for lunch!
  • Our second visit and we love it here! Today the kids really enjoyed the half term/pre Halloween ghost tour and craft activities. My 5 year old was v impressed with the man in medieval clothes doing the ghost tour and my 3 year old loved everything apart from the dungeon! The people running the Halloween lantern craft were really friendly and good with the kids. Gorgeous castle, amazing setting, nice staff, good cake in the tea shop too :-)
  • 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!
  • It was jaw droppingly amazing says Holly aged 10 😄
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