Goodrich Castle

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    This charming all ground floor barn conversion is in the pretty village of Whitchurch. With easy access to the Royal Forest of Dean and the River Wye, this is a fantastic base. Pet-friendly, enclosed garden, bike storage. Symonds Yat 1 mile. (Ref. 937758)

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    A splendid, studio cottage in Howle Hill in Herefordshire. Wet room. WiFi. Fantastic Jacuzzi hot tub. Lawned garden with patio. Ross-on-Wye 3 miles. (Ref. 913050)

    7 nights from £315

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    An idyllic couple's retreat, perfect for a romantic getaway close to the riverside market town of Monmouth. Close to award-winning restaurants. Nearby Wye Valley and easy access to Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park. Monmouth 3 miles. (Ref. 930279)

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    A splendid, detached barn conversion, set on the owner’s 22-acre smallholding, a short walk from the village of Newnham-on-Severn. WiFi. Woodburning stove. Patio with furniture. Cinderford 4 miles. (Ref. 904107)

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    An outstanding, detached, timber-framed Gloucestershire cottage on the edge of the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean. Perfect retreat for a romantic break or activity holiday at any time of year. Gloucester 13 miles. (Ref. 6733)

    7 nights from £294

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    A charming, upside down Gloucestershire cottage in a courtyard setting. Short walk to the thriving village of Newnham-on-Severn and The Royal Forest of Dean. Walks from the doorstep. Cinderford 4 miles. (Ref. 904108)

    7 nights from £276

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    Charming single-storey Forest of Dean cottage in grounds of owners' home. Perfect base for a romantic retreat or exploring this beautiful area. Littledean 1.5 miles. (Ref. 16543)

    7 nights from £250

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    A lovely, romantic, detached cottage.WiFi. Pet-friendly with enclosed decked area and hot tub. Gloucester 16 miles. (Ref. 930735)

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    7 nights from £381

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    Beautifully presented romantic Forest of Dean cottage. Edge of forest, close to many outdoor activities. Hot tub, woodburning stove. Monmouth 7 miles. (Ref. 903932)

    7 nights from £366

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    A wonderful, barn conversion on the edge of the Forest of Dean in the village of Shortstanding. WiFi. Electric stove. Patio with furniture. On the edge of the Forest of Dean. Symonds Yat 6.5 miles. (Ref. 905720)

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Just show me cottages near Goodrich Castle

Given the seal of approval by the eminent 18th century poet William Wordsworth, you'll no doubt share the Romantic writer's sentiments when you visit Goodrich Castle on your next cottage holiday in Herefordshire. Entrenched on a high ridge overlooking the River Wye, Goodrich Castle proves to be an enchanting distraction from the beauty of the encompassing Symond's Yat valley. Explore this palatial ruin for yourself on your next cottage holiday, and unearth the romanticism which inspired Wordsworth to call Goodrich Castle 'the noblest ruin in Herefordshire'.

History and folklore aplenty at Goodrich Castle

There's nowhere better to spin a tall tale for the kids than on a day trip to Goodrich Castle. With its long history dating back to the 11th century, there's certainly a lot of riddles and folklore surrounding this ancient ruin. Embroil yourselves in the mystery of Goodrich as you scour the imposing keep for signs of the Irish chieftain, Goodrich's resident spectre, who, it has been told, still haunts the Great Tower to this day! Absorb some of Goodrich castle's history by introducing the kids to 'Roaring Meg', the infamous cannon which is thought to have sacked the castle in the English Civil War, before learning about the castle's notorious murder holes, whose grim usage needs no introduction! There really isn't a better place to get the kids enthused with history, so be sure to add a trip to Goodrich Castle to your next Herefordshire cottage holiday itinerary.

Goodrich Castle Opening Times

The English Heritage open Goodrich's ruinous keep to the public daily from 10am to 6pm, giving you plenty of time to get to grips with this archaic ruin. So prepare a picnic in the cosy cottage kitchen of your Herefordshire holiday home and look forward to a day of exploration and discovery in Goodrich Castle and the surrounding Symmond's Yat Valley- it really is the perfect daytrip for everyone!