History and Stories
The gatehouse of Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

Virtual Tour of Goodrich Castle

Use the virtual tour below to explore Goodrich Castle.

You can use the menu (on the left) and floor plan (top right) to jump from one part of the castle to another, or navigate around the castle via the circular windows. Select ‘info’ (bottom right) for general information about each area, and the ‘i’ symbols to find out about specific features. 



Find out more about the castle

  • History of Goodrich Castle

    Read a full history of Goodrich Castle, one of the best-preserved medieval castles in England, which was besieged and captured by Parliamentarians during the Civil War of the 17th century.

  • Life in a medieval household

    Goodrich Castle was a thriving medieval household, where sometimes hundreds of people were living at any one time. Find out about some of the household members and their life at the castle.

  • The Siege of Goodrich Castle

    In 1646 Goodrich Castle was the scene of one of the most hard-fought sieges of the English Civil War, which Parliament finally won with the aid of a huge mortar, known as Roaring Meg. 

  • Life under siege at Goodrich Castle

    The 17th-century objects found at Goodrich Castle help us to imagine what life at the castle was like during the Civil War siege. View some of them in detail here.

  • Download a plan

    Download this PDF plan of Goodrich Castle to find out how it has evolved over time.

  • Buy the Guidebook

    Packed with plans, reconstruction drawings and historic images, this guidebook includes a tour of the remains and a full and fascinating account of the castle’s history and owners.

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