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Address: Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6HY, England
Phone Number: 01600 890538
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This was a great outting for the entire family. It has something for everyone. Those interested in the detailed history and young kids were equally entertained and impressed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was a great outting for the entire family. It has something for everyone. Those interested in the detailed history and young kids were equally entertained and impressed. The staff in the shop were very personable.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I just love ruined castles and Goodrich doesn't disappoint. A great one to take children to - it has towers, dungeons, a fabulous entrance over what used to be a moat and the views are wonderful.

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Northampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I am not going to go too much into the history of Goodrich Castle. It is as old as 855 years old in parts and Cromwell gave it a battering when the owners became Royalists so, up until Cromwell did his thing it was in quite good condition. The Post Code entered into a Satnav gets the car close enough... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The admission charge is reasonable - the audio guide doesn't always work, but provided you can read .. A good example of castle (and we've seen a few) Good history notes around, great to 'explore.

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This ruin of a castle still has much of its walls standing and the audio commentary is very clear and informative. Quite a few steps and some rough ground. 500 yards from the shop etc. but you can drive closer to the castle on request. Helpful staff and good tea room.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Incredible little castle with lovely architecture and fantastic views from the walls and towers. Very nice cafe run by english heritage in the car park. I love that the gift shop, cafe and car park are all at a distance from the castle. Nothing better than a picnic on the rocks around the moat.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Took my two girls to explore this ruined castle and they loved it had a fab time, well preserved and they both really enjoyed the free audio tour .. Has a lovely picnic in the gardens and spent their pocket money in the lovely little gift shop, with really friendly and helpful staff available for help .. Will be returning... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting Goodrich Castle for many years both as a tourist and with school groups. It never failed to please. My last visit though was about eight years ago, and it was with some trepidation that I decided to go back, wondering if it might be spoiled in some way. My fears were groundless as the place is... More 

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Bochum, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It must have felt good to build such a castle and still be rich afterwards. Well, fortunes and court connections change over time, and we now only see and explore ruins. However, they are well kept, easy to walk and climb (stairs - don't climb the walls!), with internal views on many levels, and a superb panorama, from River Wye... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A small but well preserved castle, with only one tower badly damaged during the civil war. The free audio tour is excellent, with lots of detail about the running of a castle I hadn[t heard before.

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