Goodrich stands majestically on a wooded hill commanding the passage of the River Wye into the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat. The castle was begun in the late 11th century, by the English thegn Godric who gave it his name.
This medieval castle is one of the finest and rarest of its kind. A little further to drive, but well worth a visit on a dry day. Lots to learn about the French aristocracy that built it and its ensuing years of fascinating history. Take good walking shoes/trainers so that you don't miss the…
English Heritage maintained castle complete with audio tour technology. Stunning views from the towers with on site café and shop for refreshments and souvenirs.
Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles
Goodrich Castle is set along the banks of the River Wye just across the border in England. It is one of the best preserved of all English medieval castles. There are spectacular views from the battlements and tower, it also has a good tearoom.
“Hereford Cathedral's houses the Mappa Mundi one of the world's unique medieval treasures along with the Chained library - they are now exhibited together in the at the West end of Hereford Cathedral.”
“Small kids in particular love the butterfly zoo. Great place to visit on a rainy day. ”
“A popular venue to travel 600 feet underground on a tour through an iron ore mine that was started by the Romans. In WW2 over 12,000 tons of ore a week was shipped by rail to Newport to be smelted as part of the war effort. At Christmas time, the mine is transformed into one huge Santas Grotto and is a real treat for children.”
“Modern rustic feel, for those with pure food indulgence in mind. Light lunches, dinner & cocktails. Suitable for a special occasion. Pre-booking essential. ”
“An a le carte restaurant, with fine dining and great service, set in the fantastic location, next to the River Monnow , where fisher men catch trout, and the historical Skenfrith Castle”