Goodrich Castle, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, England. Another historic site I used to manage.
Goodrich Castle stands majestically commanding the passage of the River Wye into the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat. The castle was begun in the late 11th century, by the English landowner Godric who gave it his name.
Under King Richard the Lionheart, Goodrich was granted along with the earldom of Pembroke to the famous William Marshal, a great castle builder who may have initiated work on the inner ward.
Goodrich still boasts one of the most complete sets of medieval domestic buildings surviving in any English castle. It is open to the public and managed by English Heritage.
Even though it’s nearly a ruin, it looks spectacular and well-kept. I’d like to visit someday; thanks for sharing!
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