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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 and is well worth the money! 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.

Although Goodrich Castle appears on this web site in various other places due to medieval events which I have photographed, when I went along last year to photograph the fortress in its own right, the weather was overcast. Although I personally think this adds to the atmosphere of the place, particularly as I am now absolutely convinced that I captured a ghost in the dungeon on that occasion, most people like to see 'picturesque, postcardy' photographs, taken on sunny days. I hope that at least some of the photographs of this 2004 update go somewhere towards accomplishing this.

On page two, you can meet 'Wendy, of Llangrove', the castle custodian as well as 'Roaring Meg,' the cannon, which was not in the castle last time I photographed it. Below the photographs on each page are links to the older 'Goodrich Castle' pages on this web site as well as a link to page two from here.

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 2004.
Goodrich Castle as seen from the entrance walkway. 18th May 2004.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 2004.
Goodrich Castle from Bull's Hill on 17th May 2004.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 2004.
A view from inside the Goodrich Castle on May 18th 2004.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 2004.
The stained glass window inside the chapel can be seen nicely lit by the sun behind in this view of Goodrich Castle. The Cannon, 'Roaring Meg' can be seen in the foreground.

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