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Review of Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Goodrich
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Last came here on a school trip in the 1970s. Then you could clamber around the moat and had (generally) unrestricted access to the ruins. A pleasant surprise to find you still can: the only deference to modern coddling is the obligatory notice stating the blindingly obvious, viz. that this is an ancient monument and so the surfaces might not be quite as bouncy as the floor of a toddlers’ nursery. Helpful, succinct display boards are placed discretely at key locations. Pleasant café too (looks modern) and a gift shop stocked with the usual knights and chivalry stuff. Well done English Heritage.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Took my family and a foreign student that was staying with us to see this historical landmark. £16 for a family ticket was reasonable, and the kids enjoyed walking up to the castle ruins, exploring all the well-labelled rooms, dungeons, moats etc. There was also the benefit of a really nice tea room/gift shop that sold genuinely home-made, local food - we all ate really good ploughman type platters. A good value, recommended family trip.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

4 of us spent 3 hours at the castle and café today . We all had the audio tour which brings the place alive for you . The sun shone , the staff were friendly , the castle is just enough for a couple of hours and a very scenic spot . The food at the café looked wonderful as did the large tray of freshly cooked scones they were just lifting out of the oven . You don't have to go in to the castle to use the café just pay a £1 to park and have a cream tea .If your passing and see the sign it's well worth stopping off , go on give the place a try .

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Goodrich Castle is remarkably complete. Looked after by English Heritage (free for members), it is well worth a visit. We went with our extended family (aka a group of big kids) and they thought it was one of the best visits on our trip to the county. Good display boards (see photo) explain what you see - so good - I bought the guidebook!

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

very enjoyable we went on a very hot day and the castle offers a lot of shade due to its location. kids really enjoyed running around the grounds. second visit audio tour was great and well worth a listen, and free. well priced especially for a family of 5

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