Goodrich Castle

Things to see and do

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • How are you keeping us safe?

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. Our staff are continuing to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we encourage you to do the same. You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

Castle under siege

Pick up a free audio guide and listen to Goodrich's eventful past. Learn about the famous Civil War Siege; see the murder holes built into the castle walls and admire the stunning stained glass window in the 13th century chapel.

There is plenty to learn about this fascinating medieval fortress, from its origins in the 11th century through to its dramatic fall in 1646.

Exhibition and Roaring Meg

Explore the castle exhibition, discover what life was like in a medieval fortress and see Civil War artefacts. From the exhibition you can climb to the castle to see the famous 'Roaring Meg,' the only surviving Civil War mortar.

There's also a cache of Civil War cannonballs, found at Goodrich in the 1920s.

Tempting Treats

Enjoy a fine selection of light refreshments made from locally-sourced Herefordshire ingredients in the delightful tearoom.

Try delicious homemade soup, a ploughman's lunch, cream teas and cakes. There is also a kid's lunch available, which includes a roll, drink, cookie and fruit.

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