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Goodrich Castle

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Address: Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6HY, England
Phone Number: 01600 890538
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Better then expected ruins

English heritage property so once again free entry for us otherwise its £16.60 for a family (February 2015). Goodrich Castle (satnav HR9 6HY) is a Norman castle which was lived in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

English heritage property so once again free entry for us otherwise its £16.60 for a family (February 2015). Goodrich Castle (satnav HR9 6HY) is a Norman castle which was lived in for 500 years before the Civil War, and more accurately, the invention of the mortar cannon which destroyed some of the outer walls and thus ended its occupation. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We are members of English Heritage of which Goodrich Castle is one of its visitor attractions. A very well preserved castle with lots to learn (we took 2 young granddaughters) Dogs on leads are welcome and the coffee shop is divine. Another bonus is that the coffee and souvenir shops are accessible without having to pay to access the castle.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I visited Goodrich Castle in February and were very impressed - it's a real must-see in the area. The castle ruins are fascinating in themselves, and provide some stunning views of the Wye Valley. It's particularly interesting to visit a castle where we know exactly the reason it fell into ruins (and 'Roaring Meg', the cannon that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Take the kids here and lose them for an hour. Lots of places to run around,good well stocked cafe and recommended to anyone.

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Coleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The castle and its surroundings are superb, I would recommend it to anyone! The cafe is excellent, we call in for a latte and scone or bowl of soup every saturday.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

A must visit if you are in the area. Make sure you ask for the audio guide; there's no additional charge. £1 to park all day, wrap up warm if going in Winter months. Very interesting and the views are really something else - beautiful. Stopped in the little cafe and enjoyed a lovely hot chocolate, didn't eat ourselves but... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We enjoyed our trip around Goodrich Castle. It must have been a very modern castle, in its day; plenty of latrines, as my partner pointed out(?)! Would like to return on a warmer day with our daughter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This castle is a must visit if you are in the area. The castle itself is quite well preserved and there are great views to be had of the local area from the top of the keep. What was a bonus was the availability of the audio guides given to each visitor included in the price. The commentary gave the... More 

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Raglan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The castle is situated in a prime position that gives you amazing views of the surrounding countryside. The comprehensive audio tour covers the history of all areas of the castle and highlights some of its unique aspects such as the fact that it contains one of the most complete sets of domestic buildings in a castle in England. I found... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Visited here here on a rather cold and wet day but enjoyed the audio tour which explained everything about the castle and it's past. Would recommend that you wear appropriate footwear as there are plenty of uneven surface. Will return here again maybe when it's a little warmer.

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