Between Ross and Monmouth Gilpin felt that the view of Goodrich Castle was “one of the grandest on the river, I should not scruple to call correctly picturesque”. Two hundred and fifty years ago tourists enjoyed the view of Goodrich from the river before leaving their boats at the ferry house and walking up to the castle.

Goodrich Castle from Gilpin’s guide.

Today visitors can explore the castle’s interior, with its views out over the Wye.

Goodrich Castle – James Wathen – 1790

Access: Goodrich Castle is just off the A40, signposted with brown castle signs. There is a large car park from where it is a 400 yard walk to the entrance to the Castle, which is in the care of English Heritage. There is an admission charge.

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