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GOODRICH CASTLE, ROSS-ON-WYE - PAGE ONE
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As mentioned on the 'Historic Ross' page of this web site, Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire is located high above the river Wye near Ross-on-Wye. The castle was a medieval fortified palace which is now owned by English Heritage and open to visitors. The entrance fee includes a free digital guided tour. Mostly, the castle is still intact. Although unoccupied by the sixteenth century it was still able to withstand a major siege during the English Civil War. Built around 1150, the keep is the castle's oldest remaining section.

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SHORT FILMS: GOODRICH CASTLE AND OTHER HISTORIC PLACES TO VISIT
WITHIN EASY REACH OF ROSS-ON-WYE

The series of short films above show places in the the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Forest of Dean. For more films about the local area, you are welcome to visit the High Definition Video page, from which you can view the above films and more, full screen.

Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The main gatehouse, Goodrich Castle as viewed from ground level.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The main gatehouse as viewed from the top of the keep.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The Southeast tower, east range and wall walk, Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The Keep, Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
A ghostly mist inside the dungeon, Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
A view from the rear of the dungeon, Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
A view of the main gatehouse from the great hall of Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Inside the gatehouse, Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The Solar, private chamber, Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The Northwest tower as viewed from the top of the keep, Goodrich Castle.

The photographs below were taken on February 23rd 2003, on a rather cloudy day, which may not have been a particularly good day for photography but certainly enhanced the castle's atmosphere. Before making this particular visit, I had already decided to mention the 'Goodrich Ghost' out of interest and that I will still do, on page two. I have always been somewhat sceptical regarding these matters but find myself becoming more convinced as my photographic expeditions go on. One of the photographs of the inside of the dungeon below, which was taken in total darkness shows an eerie, misty haze towards the area of the back wall. I have taken photographs in this same spot on a number of previous occasions and know that it is not a feature of the stonework. I was inside the dungeon alone, not smoking and stood about 15 feet from the haze whilst taking the photograph, so it cannot be my breath condensing in the cold air. The next photograph in the series was taken a matter of half a minute later from the area of the haze and shows nothing unusual. I felt no sensation of anything out of the ordinary in the dungeon with me, although it did feel particularly cold. Spooky!!! Click here for larger photographs and more information.

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