Greetings Fellow Adventurers!
Back in the Autumn we found ourselves in major need of a a castle fix, so we took a trip down to Goodrich near Ross-on-Wye to visit one of our favourites.
The trip was a lot of fun, the drive down through the Cotswolds is always beautiful and after the two hours in the car we started off our visit with a much needed cup of tea and lunch. Although the menu in the café is a bit limited (it’s only a small place), the soup, cheese scone and cheese and onion pasty we ate were all delicious – the pasty alone was worth the drive!
Goodrich Castle is breathtakingly beautiful, a real Merlin-esque castle set in stunning countryside. There’s something about it that just says magic, maybe it’s the deep red stone or commanding position or the fact that it’s not in the middle of a town or village. Every time we walked around a corner, we wouldn’t have been surprised to see a fully armoured knight sitting on his horse.
The castle was originally built by the Normans after the conquest and was then significantly expanded over the 12th and 13th centuries. My wonderful wife Alli did a couple of great pieces earlier this year about Goodrich, so if you want to know more about it’s history (and why wouldn’t you) please do take a look at her posts ‘Castles from the Air: Glorious Goodrich‘ & ‘Goodrich on the Ground‘.
All in all it was a good day’s adventure – it certainly gave us our well needed Castle fix. (Here are a few more photo’s of the day for you to enjoy!)
Farewell my friends!