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Goodrich Castle

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Goodrich Castle.

A great place to visit if you are in the area and have two or three hours to spare. Easy to find... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Antibes, France
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Best preserved castle in England I'm told

When you arrive you might be wondering 'where is this famed castle?' as it's well hidden and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Poole, United Kingdom
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Castle Lane, Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6HY, England
+44 1600 890538
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All reviews english heritage information boards gift shop car park surrounding countryside worth the climb ticket office well worth the visit tea room entrance fee wye valley couple of hours nice walk scones sunny day helpful staff forest of dean
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to visit if you are in the area and have two or three hours to spare. Easy to find, well signposted with plenty of parking the staff were very friendly and welcoming and the admission price included a portable audio commentary device...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kevinallen2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you arrive you might be wondering 'where is this famed castle?' as it's well hidden and nestled away in the countryside however a short walk from English Heritage centre and the castle in all it's magnificence comes into view. It is the best preserved...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wrap up warm if it's a chilly day and consider bringing your own headphones so that you can plug into the free audio guides. Other than that, it's a great little day out with some fascinating history!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank danecobain
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

The audio gave too much information. If you visit castles skip the info as it will tell you little new. That said its a great compact castle and if they are your thing you will love it. Lots of walks and towers and a superb...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank E5774CLandrewc
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Driving around the Wye Valley for a weekend and a visit to Tintern Abbey was the plan until we took a detour for a "look". Deciding that the detour was a bit of a loss, we turned back along the way we had come and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Went here with my ageing mother to brighten up her day only to discover that the place is really not wheelchair friendly. To be fair, they did tell us this before they took our money, but it was still a wasted journey. Lovely location though...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BarryMGF
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Spent a good hour here . It’s a lovely old ruin . It’s has a couple off beautiful intact stained glass windows , which are beautiful. It has a nice little coffee shop . Not brilliant for walking as very short and no walks around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Toni W
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend went there once. Wow what a lovely castle and surrounding the areas. There is one coffee shop lovely place. I'll be back again when I back around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Monsur A
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Staying nearby we decided to visit Goodrich, and took advantage of the free audio tour which was excellent and complemented by informative panels and illustrations all around the property. Some excellent views and a very interesting location with a colourful history. Well done English Heritage...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We went for a cream tea in the cafe (delicious and not too expensive) and then went to see the castle. We had the benefit of going on an absolutely stunning day - proper Autumn sunshine and the trees surrounding the castle were a full...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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25 February 2017|
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Response from Sharon S | Reviewed this property |
We spent 2hrs there but I'm sure it would have been more weather permitting.
24 January 2017|
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Response from neilgJ5010XW | Reviewed this property |
We visited with a 5 year old field lab, he loved it and so did we, we were allowed to take him into the tea room as he is very well trained and it was raining heavily and we wanted food as well as hot drinks, it was quiet... More
16 February 2015|
Response from Rosie H |
April through to October 10am - 6pm with last entry around 5pm and tearoom open until 5:15pm Winter hours (October through to March) are weekends only 10am - 3pm (ish). Open during the weekdays of half terms in the... More