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Goodrich Castle

THe oldest part of the castle is the Greyish coloured Norman Keep and the rest of the castle mainly dates to the 13th and 14th centuries I believe. It is situated on the Herefordshire Wales border.

 

It was a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War but was laid siege to by the Parliamentarians and eventually after the Royalists refused to surrender The castle was bombarded using a new and large Mortar called Roaring Meg which basically reduced the castle to what you see today. The Parliamentarians did a bit more damage just to make sure it was unusuable

 

Seems Parliamentarians have a history of destroying things 

Goodrich Castle

THe oldest part of the castle is the Greyish coloured Norman Keep and the rest of the castle mainly dates to the 13th and 14th centuries I believe. It is situated on the Herefordshire Wales border.

 

It was a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War but was laid siege to by the Parliamentarians and eventually after the Royalists refused to surrender The castle was bombarded using a new and large Mortar called Roaring Meg which basically reduced the castle to what you see today. The Parliamentarians did a bit more damage just to make sure it was unusuable

 

Seems Parliamentarians have a history of destroying things 

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2019, 00:52
A fine ruin, Bill, and well shot!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ray. It is. fine old castle
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2019, 06:50
A place worth visiting then. I love that part of the world and will try to fit it into my packed itinerary next year
Bill Phillips: I would recommend it. It is an English Heritage site
What a boom that would have been!
Bill Phillips: There is a replica of the canon and it looks pretty destructive!
We've only been to Herefordshire once back in 2001 and couldn't go hardly anywhere because it was right in the middle of the Foot and Mouth outbreak and most of the countryside and such places was closed. This would have been an interesting place to visit.
Bill Phillips: It is well worth a visit as is Herefordshire generally
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 16 Nov 2019, 15:59
Time is taking over ...
Bill Phillips: English heritage have it under their care
great picture of the castle and the walls around the Keep Bill... it has a long history and it show it....petersmile
Bill Phillips: A reminder of the civil war
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 17 Nov 2019, 01:41
it's unreal

i'd love to see places like this with my own eyes

absolutely love the sky. it has a whimsical feel in contrast to the castle.
Bill Phillips: I hope that you will visit the UK one day Sherri
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Nov 2019, 07:04
At least there's a nice handrail to ensure the castle occupants did not fall into the moat.
Bill Phillips: A nice touch

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