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Goodrich Castle

Castle Ln, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6HY, UK

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About Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. Boasting a fascinating history and spectacular views from the battlements. It was owned successively by the Marshal, Valence and Talbot families, many of them important figures in war and national politics. It was an important border fortress responsible for securing southern Herefordshire but, despite its location, it had a relatively peaceful history until the Civil War.



Attractions near Goodrich Castle

Coppett Hill2.03km from Goodrich Castle

Coppett Hill is situated in South Herefordshire in the parish of Goodrich, which is equidistant between Ross on Wye and Monmouth. Permissive paths give access to the reserve as well as offering views stretching from the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains to the Clee Hills in Shropshire and the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. The reserve is within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo3.4km from Goodrich Castle

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo breeds tropical butterflies so that you see every stage of their incredible life-cycle every day.  Walk with butterflies as you explore the incredible and beautiful world of these wonderful creatures. This safari is for everyone with an interest in the environment, and has some wonderful photographic opportunities.

The aMazing Hedge Puzzle3.42km from Goodrich Castle

This is one of Herefordshire’s most popular private tourist attractions, and it’s no wonder! Labyrinths have always fascinated both young and old. It’s with this excitement and trepidation that visitors come and tackle this Amazing Hedge Puzzle, all ages are just thrilled, be it hide and seek in the maze, tag or just finding your way to the centre and back out again.

King Arthur's Cave5.3km from Goodrich Castle

King Arthurs Cave is a limestone cave, which is one of only five English caves known to have been used in both the Early and Late Upper Palaeolithic periods. The cave is situated at the foot of a low cliff at the north-western end of Lord's Wood on the hill of Great Doward at Whitchurch near the River Wye. It consists of a broad entrance platform, a double interconnected entrance and two main chambers.

Cannop Cycle Centre8.11km from Goodrich Castle

Cannop Cycle Centre is a small woodland cycling centre, comprising mountain bike trails, a visitor centre, car parks and uplift service. It is located on the former site of Cannop Colliery in the Cannop Valley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The nearest village is Parkend, 3 miles away. The cycling centre has been an active supporter of the Hands off our Forest campaign and hosted a 'cycle protest rally' in January 2011.

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail8.75km from Goodrich Castle

This 4.5 mile long Sculpture Trail was one of the first to open in the UK which was established in 1986.  It provides a unique opportunity to walk through the woodlands and discover art along the way.  The Sculpture Trail links several different site-specific sculptures commissioned for the forest. It is open from dawn to dusk every day of the year.

Where is Goodrich Castle

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Herefordshire57 attractions

Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire Council. It is bordered by Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south-east, and the Welsh counties of Monmouthshire and Powys to the west.