Things to see and do

 
Three children running through an archway at Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

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. 

Roaring Meg cannon at Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

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.

Tea and delicious cake available in the tearoom at Goodrich Castle

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.

English Heritage preserves available in the Goodrich Castle shop

Heritage Inspired Shopping

Come and browse heritage-inspired gifts, traditional children's toys and souvenirs. Sample our wide selection of wines, chutneys and jams or pick up information on our events and other English Heritage properties.

You can also shop online before or after your visit.

Plan your visit to Goodrich Castle today.

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