Building of the castle began in the late 11th century, by the English landowner Godric, after whom it is named. It stands next to the River Wye near to the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat. Goodrich still boasts one of the most complete sets of medieval domestic buildings surviving in any English castle. During the Civil War, Goodrich was held successively by both sides, the Royalists eventually surrendered in 1646 under threats of undermining and a deadly Parliamentarian mortar. The famous 'Roaring Meg', the only surviving Civil War mortar, has returned to the castle after 350 years. Free audio tour tells the story of the castle and the Civil War siege.
Goodrich Castle - Ross on Wye, Gloucestershire