Goodrich Castle is set in a very scenic spot over looking the River Wye in Herefordshire.  The castle was built during Norman times and guarded a strategic crossing point over the river.  The reason for this been such an important point was that not far over the river you are into Wales and in years gone by this was very dangerous countryside.  The castle was constantly extended and altered until it was finally deserted after the English civil war.  The castle at this time was controlled by the Cavillers and was laid to siege by Cromwell Roundheads.  When the siege was ended the Roundheads destroyed some of the castles defences to make it un defendable. 

We visited the castle during June 2001.  The property is under the guardianship of English Heritage.