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Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle Review

Looming dramatically over the River Wye at Kerne Bridge, the castle from the south looks like a fortress from the Rhineland amid the green fields; you quickly see its grimmer face from the battlements on its north side. Dating from the late 12th century, the red sandstone castle is surrounded by a deep moat carved out of solid rock, from which its walls appear to soar upward. Built to repel Welsh raiders, it was destroyed in the 17th century during the Civil War. The town of Goodrich is 3 miles south of Ross-on-Wye on the B4234.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Castle La., Goodrich, HR9 6HY | Map It
  • Phone: 01600/890538
  • Cost: £6.40
  • Hours: Mar.–June and Sept.–early Nov., daily 10–5; July and Aug., daily 10–6; mid-Nov.–Feb., weekends 10–4
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  • Location: Ross-on-Wye
Updated: 06-12-2013

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