Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Sights

Goodrich Castle

  • Castle La. Map It
  • Goodrich
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Looming dramatically over the River Wye at Kerne Bridge, from the south the castle 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 B4234.

Sight Information


Castle La., Goodrich, HR9 6HY, England

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Sight Details:

  • £6.70
  • Late Feb.–Mar., weekends 10–4; Apr.–Sept., daily 10–6; Oct., daily 10–5

Published 08/18/2015


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