Arrived at Goodrich Castle, a short drive from Ross-on-Wye, on a relatively pleasant morning and set off to explore this 12th century ruin with a history. Was able to find some old graffiti as shown in the feature picture, some dated 14??, amazing.
Rumour has it that Goodrich Castle started life as a wooden keep, built a-top an earthwork and probably built by our Norman invaders to try to control this section of the border. It later developed into the impressive structure which we see today. Even though its in ruins it’s splendour is easily imagined.
Most of the damage caused by the Parliamentarians during the civil war. The Parliamentarians had Roaring Meg (see below), and they were able to inflict serious damage on the castle.