Goodrich Castle, Goodrich

4.7
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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  • We visited here towards the end of the day, it was very quiet and beautiful. The staff were lovely and we were given a free audio tour which was interesting. Not too badly priced but you do have to pa...  more »
  • My wife and I spent an enjoyable and educational couple of hours on a beautiful sunny day walking through and around this castle. Beautiful views from the top of the Keep.  more »
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  • Great castle to be able to go and explore up close! Kids loved it! Make sure you go up the tight winding staircase to the top as the views are amazing. Lovely little cafe at the end, recommend the cream tea 😉
  • Excellent castle, £1 to park your car nonrefundable. English Heritage £8 admission for seniors. Make sure you take the audio guide but no need to buy the guide unless you think you may need it later. The site not suitable for disabled or those who find climbing difficult. Super views over Wye Valley and River Wye.
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