Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire
Photograph taken April 1957 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: HAW 9432/36

Standing high on a natural defensive promontory, Goodrich Castle occupies a site close to an ancient fording place of the River Wye. The steep 100ft escarpment on the south side of the Wye combined with a natural valley and a deep, rock-cut moat provide a formidable defence for the 13th century structure. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Herefordshire Goodrich

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

aerial view castle defence river moat wall medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage