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Goodrich Castle

Explore the 12th century keep, chapel and maze of small rooms. Climb to the battlements and take in the amazing views of the Wye Valley. See 'Roaring Meg', the only surviving Civil War mortar.

Attraction in or near Goodrich


Come and relive the turbulent history of Goodrich Castle, one of the most complete medieval strongholds in Britain. Dramatically set on a rocky outcrop with stunning views over the Wye Valley, it gives a fascinating insight into life in a medieval castle. Explore its12th century keep, 13th century chapel and battlements. Take the free audio tour to get a rare glimpse of a bygone age as you learn about the famous Civil War siege. See ‘Roaring Meg’, the deadly mortar which sealed the castle’s fate. Finally, enjoy a selection of homemade drinks and snacks in the castle café.

Opening Times


Open daily from 10am 1 Apr - 3 Nov. Weekends and school holidays in winter. Please check our website for up to date opening times.

Last admission half an hour before closing. Disabled access is limited, please call for details or ask the Visitor Centre on arrival). The tearoom will close 30 minutes before the site closes.


  • Attraction
  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dog Friendly
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Families
  • Food and Drink
  • Heritage
  • Museum
  • Nature
  • Off-Road Parking
  • On-site catering or Cafe
  • Rainy Days
  • Visitor Attraction
  • Wheelchair access


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Leave the A40 midway between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, follow signs to Goodrich/Goodrich Castle. From village, follow lane signed hostel 1 1/2 miles.

  • Goodrich
  • Ross-on-Wye


Free for English Heritage Members. Adult, Concession, Child and Family tickets available, please see website for up to date prices.


Associated Businesses

Goodrich Castle Cafe

Relax and unwind in the atmospheric surroundings of Goodrich Castle Tearoom offering a mouth-watering selction of drinks and snacks.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Goodrich