Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle is a ruinous Norman medieval castle in Goodrich, Herefordshire, England. It overlooks the River Wye and guards the former Roman road from Gloucester, England to Caerleon, Wales. During the English Civil War (1642–1651), it was held by Parliamentary and then Royalist forces and descended into ruin after a successful besiegement by Colonel John Birch in 1646. By the end of the eighteenth century, Goodrich had become a picturesque ruin and the subject of poems like William Wordsworth’s “We are Seven” (1798), which praised it as the “noblest ruin in Herefordshire.”


Latitude: 51.875810810598
Longitude: -2.611674964428